Epic fantasy that is weaving three separate lines simultaneously, thus for the first third of the book the board is being laid. So, if you're the kind of reader that doesn't tolerate uncertainty or in this case the near suffocating miasma of undrawn allegiances--this book will piss you off. After that you may wish the reins were let loose faster so this could run, but it is an epic--long, winding and bent on relaying the secrets of the universe as it unfolds. It is rough and quite cruel in places. The journey is long and just when you think you've reached the pinnacle you are cast back down into the abyss. Got to say, this whole seventh veil and the other six suck rocks, but I've been hooked. Favorite quote:"Chaos and disorder are necessary for creation."