The story suffers from an overdose of Capitalized Words, many rather similar, which is slightly off-putting. However, it’s worth persevering. The central character’s single-minded quest is engaging and the world-building has points of interest. In practice the story is mostly fight scenes but they are well-written fight scenes and the sense of developing tragedy is compelling.
Not the best writing, but very readable and with few editing errors. Lots of gory violence and some sex. Not actually a lot of dragons, in case you were expecting them.
This is clearly intended as the first in a series. The sequel isn’t out yet (at the time of writing this review), but there’s enough in this book to make it worth reading standalone.