Some reading experiences are indescribable. This book was a revelation. I found myself staying up really late at night, unable to put it down. It's layered and nuanced, but also transportative. I found myself so happy to find once I finished, book 2 The Kingdom of Copper had already been released and I devoured that as well! And for anyone discovering this series for the first time, you will be happy to know book 3, The Empire of Gold is also available now and ready for bingeing!