I liked it. I wasn't in love with it, and I certainly didn't think that it was great book. I will read the entire series. I do find it irritating how in either the translator or the author goes to great pains in explaining things that are purchased. I was also annoyed by the ending of this book how every single strand had to be explained off to infinite detail. Leave a little for the mind to fill in that is the secret of a Cliver Barker or Stephen King book.