Loved it! Wonderfully entertaining and beautiful! I was expecting the novel to be tedious, but I was surprised. There is a good variety of characters and at any given time there are at least two story arcs taking place. The only times I felt bored (admittedly due to my own ignorance) was when there was mention of anything political. I had a hard time adjusting to and found that I had to force myself to really pay attention when there was a revolving door of narrators. I definitely recommend it .