I really love Kay's books, his worlds are very well realised and feel familiar while still retaining their fantasy element, due to their strong ties t..Show More »o historical fiction. This one suffered slightly from his bad habit of "all the women are drop-dead gorgeous and all the men are irresistibly shaggable even when they're supposedly unattractive" but it wasn't so overwhelming that my eyes rolled out. There were plenty of quite emotional moments too. This is part one of a duology and of course ended on a cliffhanger but that's ok, I went straight in to the next one. The audiobook read by Berny Clark started out a bit off because he read the prologue in this weird sing-song voice which otherwise lacked inflection but past the prologue it got better. His female voices are *very* quiet which made it hard to hear sometimes while driving and he switched pronunciations of some words (like "Inici", one of the tribes) back and forth but mostly it was very good.