Whew! Third time lucky, finished it this time.
Never before I have read book which is so incomprehensible and confusing and at the same time so engrossing. It took me about halfway through the book to get any foothold about the plot which by the way was slippery at best. Its like the author is giving you the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle at random but no original image to know where to put the pieces. It was the characters that kept me glued - makes GOT look like a nuclear family :) - everyone of them so engaging though Kruppe takes the crown.
Just keep reading until the plot starts to makes sense and the end is rewarding.
Great book. 5 stars even though its a very difficult read.