I liked Inda himself a very great deal, but was less in love with this story as a whole. It is sprawling and has this massive and wonderfully varied cast. I was never in doubt as to who was who. It has such potential.
"...to recognize in Indevan Algara-Vayir the most dangerous type of all: the born commander who is utterly loyal, and as utterly without ambition."
I had such high hopes for this book. Such an idea of ideals and the power of friendship, etc. Which from what I saw in the later installments really comes to nothing. The corruption of politics, personal betrayals and power overshadow all that I appreciated about this book.