If you like fast, action packed novels that rush from fight to fight, then this probably won't appeal to you.
However, if you enjoy world building, sympathetic character development and multi faceted story lines, then you may enjoy it as much as I did.
The entire book is shown (not told). I have been wondering if this was a forgotten art! The reader has the world (3 cultures, climates and countries + subcultures and rebellious individual attitudes) shown by observation. By the end of this book you could read a description of a town market, or village, and know which country you were in. The courage, pathos, generosity and venal self interest of the characters is revealed by changing points of view and occasionally overlapping timelines. The effect is beautiful (and I don't often say that).
I'll be starting the next vol this evening.