This book has been on my wish list since it came out, and now it has a sequel . This fact and that a co-worker read it, and raved out it to me last week spurned me into buying it. I had been waiting for the ebook it come down a little more in price. Curiosity, and jealousy got the best of me. I'm really enjoying it so far. It seems just the the antidote I was needing to remedy my slump coming off rereading asoiaf. Which usually basically leaves me wanting more asoiaf.