I usually do not read fantasy books and I would not choose one if I knew. However, that was before reading this book. I thought that this book was very clever. I found the difference in characters very interesting. The author went so far as listing the characters as a prologue along with descriptions. I found that clarifying.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and highly recommend it to those who enjoy the fantasy genre. As for me, not a fan of the genre, I would read the series if it were free.