I like historicals, especially when they are a royal setting. This book is pretty long, and I made it to 40% before I decided to throw in the towel. While the description of this world is quite beautiful, it is also this attention to detail that turns this book into a chore. I was finally becoming interested in the plot, but not enough to endure the pages and pages of details. I hate that I like the rich details but they are also the reason why I don’t want to bother finishing it. This is personal (and quite contradicting, I know), so don’t let it sway your opinion. All in all, a beautiful world with an interesting plot takes forever to get to. If you like historicals and rich details, give it a shot.