This is a fantasy story that's quite different from most. It's part one in the series but it does end a bit. It really made me want to read more of the series! (I'm currently eagerly awaiting the next part). There are three main characters and the story is told from each of their viewpoints. They are all interesting. One thing happens to one of them, that I didn't like and wish had happened differently (won't spoil). The enemies and magic in this book are quite different from the usual, which I think makes for a refreshing change. A great debut novel by Peter V. Brett. If you like fantasy, I recommend you this book.