This book starts in a recognisable world and then slowly strips everything we know when reality as we understand it starts to collapse in on itself. The story is clever, twisting itself tighter and tighter across the trilogy, the characters are credible and the mythology deep and well researched, but above all that this is a page-turningly great story. Once you start reading this series you will be gripped until the end. If you enjoy fantasy set in this world then you will love this series. I cannot recommend them highly enough, and I assure you I am not usually nearly this effusive.