I bought this book when several authors launched a "book bomb" to support David Farland after his son was seriously injured in a skateboarding accident. That was the first time I'd ever heard of Farland, but it turns out he's a pillar of the community having mentored such luminaries as Brandon Sanderson.
This is YA Fantasy. Not my favorite genre. At. All. But I actually liked this story a lot. It's told in a mature way, even when the POV is from one of the featured teenagers. The world unfolds steadily and unnervingly. The lead is a teenaged boy who was abandoned as a baby and his POV is by turns frustrating and compelling. Just like a teen. <.<
It's the first of a planned series and I don't know when the next one will be out, unfortunately. But I will definitely read on because I have to know what happens next.
The book on Kindle is not expensive, so it's worth a try, especially if you like this genre. ETA: That's not quite accurate. The price is actually $7.99 which is pricey for Kindle, but at least the family gets more money. I have no regrets regarding this purchase. ;D