This book was very dense, but in a good way. It was one of those nice dense novels you can snuggle up to, like a thick, warm blanket. Which may be a bit of a strange metaphor, because at times it was also so strange, and dark and heavy with anticipation and something huge and otherworldly looming that I had to put it down for a while. It took me a while to get into the groove of having so many narrators, but I think it worked, and I appreciated how you got a view of all the characters both through their own POV and others’. It wasn’t until the last five chapters or so that it morphed once and for all from a book that you take your time with, where I loved the characters and the mood and atmosphere, into a book that I couldn’t put down. And then somehow, by the last chapter, maybe even the last few pages, the characters I’d enjoyed had become old friends, characters I’m definitely looking forward to spending more time with in the next two books.This was definitely unlike other things I’ve read.