Since this book is so new, I will keep this review as vague as possible. I fell in love with this series when I read the book for a goodreads reading group. Jemisin hooked me on page one, of book one, and kept my interest tilt the last page of this book. The world is big enough to be fantastical and yet small enough to be intimate and character driven, this book has its roots within epic fantasy while modernising, and diversifying that sub-genre. The imagery, whether it’s the Castle of Sky or slums that surround it, is magnificent. The reader places you firmly in the moment and grounds you in the location.