Overall, though I enjoyed the book quite a bit. I read through the second half pretty quickly. McIntosh did an excellent job of writing it so you don't want to put the book down. I will definitely be reading the next two books. I'm curious to see how this will all turn out. I have my suspicions and I want to see if I'm right.
Next, I started reading Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker. This is good. I mean really good. The whole concept of BioChromatic power (breath power and color) is quite interesting. And anytime there's a sentient sword scores high marks with me.
I'm about 160 pages in and am hooked. Sanderson really is growing into an excellent writer. I'm hoping to be able to finish reading this tomorrow.