There is a lot I really enjoyed about this book....great story, good characterizations, solid magic system, plenty of political intrigue, fear-inducing demons.
My only fault for not LOVING this book is the over-description in the first half of the book...maybe it's the former editor in me, but i kept asking why all this got left in there! The story was good enough that I kept reading though!
I loved the horses the best. though in the end I was upset about their fate, it just shows how attached I was