Unusual POV style which was a bit difficult at the start but worked so well as the book went on. A relentless pace and fantastic juggling of multiple characters made this a fantastic read.
The book is extremely bloody but the characters are still well drawn and the story is fabulously told.
The whole story is laid out in intertwining plots which gradually come together in several amazing climaxes.
Snorri manages to construct an amazing fantasy novel which sets up a hopefully long series.
Not for those afraid of blood (or Christians)