Aren’t blogs for not-so-humble opinions? This is one of the best fantasy books I’ve read. I’m "reading" it via audio books, and it’s so good that I find myself sitting in the car listening in the garage after I’ve arrived home! The story is fascinating, and the parallels to humanity’s true struggles are striking. It is one thing to write something so thrillingly entertaining, and quite another to be able to pack it with powerful meaning. There is a fan website for those who are interested.