Been reading this on and off for about a month in little snippets, and frankly, I'm really struggling and on the verge of just binning it. The entire package is about 900 pages, and I'm about a quarter of the way in. The pacing is glacial, I'm finding the characters frankly uninteresting, but what's mainly very irritating is that even after a couple of hundred pages there's so little exposition of anything much. The prose is rather dense, and it simply seems to take a hell of a long time for anything of interest to actually happen.
I wouldn't bother, frankly.