As this was the first Devvery novel I have read (now, I find out, it's actually the ninth book!) I found the plot a little confusing. However, this didn't lessen the enjoyment of the novel for me at all. The characters are fascinating, and I love the idea that we meet them again and again, in different lives.
I also found myself engaging with the world, which is far from perfect and has its own rules and logic. It was also good to see some really strong female characters, who I think I shall come to care about a great deal as the books progress.
The one negative comment I have is to agree with a previous reviewer, who felt the novel lost pace at the end. I did feel it lost direction after we left Lillorigga's time, but perhaps that is down to my lack of knowledge about the series as a whole.
An unusual and fascinating fantasy novel.