So I have read other reviews that discuss the brilliance of the plotting within this book...and I admit that these reviews kept me going throughout this long book...I had hope!
In the end, this book was tedious and monochromatic. It was overlong, the characters lacked life and I just didn't really care at the end because of this. This world was flat.
Not my type of read apparently, but I can see where the appeal for others might be...I happen to be a very character driven reader.