This book started off very slow for me. I didn't really become interested until the 2nd part. Up until that point it felt like everything was being rushed to get to the rest of the book. I didn't feel like I got to know the characters until the 2nd part.
Otherwise I did begin to enjoy this book at that point. I liked how cunning Yarvi was, and how even though he had a difficult childhood, he remembered everything he was taught. This definitely helped him out with his struggles. I did think he over pitied himself over his hand. Those were the cards life dealt you, get over the hardship and overcome the difficulties.
Yarvi did have quite the adventure. It was enjoyable to read. I only wish there was more magic involved. I don't remember any and magic is the main reason I love fantasy.
I will read the next one in the series for sure. I want to find out what becomes of Yarvi.
I was gifted with a free version of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.