This book. THIS BOOK. Oh my god. I can't even. The story seemed like it would be awesome, but it was a LIE. Word (over)usage has me frothing at the mouth, so I'm gonna start there for why I cannot recommend this book to anyone, ever. Just... this book is Kryptonite to anyone who can't stand repetition.Short review: If you crave a coherent, well-realized, compelling historical fantasy, you need to find something else to read. 'Cause this one ain't gonna fill those shoes. A longer, grumpier and probably a little incoherent review to come.