It took me a while to get into this book. First of all because the world-building, or perhaps rather the world-explaining isn't done too well. I very much wished that there had been a map or something like that because Crow throws a lots of names of places etc. at us and it's kind of hard to remember where what is, or just what is a country, what a city and what just a tiny village. This did get confusing at times, but I'm willing to forgive the author (more or less) as it's her second novel and her first fantasy-novel.What also made reading a bit difficult in the berginning was that for a short while it looked like it would turn in a "If I sexually harass a guy long enough he must totally fall in love with me". Fortunately it didn't, and there was no magical 'let's forget everything that happens'-potion. It was a story about people making mistakes, realising them and trying to make up for them and win back lost trust and all that was really beautifully written.