I really hate it when I can't get into a book. For me, I love to read and I can pretty much get into any story. But this book I just could not. I struggled through out the first 50 pages. I kept pushing hoping I would get into it but I can't.My main problem with this book is the story line. It was not doing it for me. While I loved the characters and the world that is created around them, the story line was flat. There was no excitement, or umph, in at least for me. I really wanted to get into this book, but I couldn't. This is a good fantasy novel. If you like fantasy novels check this one. If may just be for you, but for me it was not.