Wow...just wow. That was awesome.
The whole story is so full and the characters are complete. You feel for all of them. It was original and gripping.
Akiva was a great, tortured character that I wanted to root for. Karou was strong and independent without being obnoxious. A pair of great characters to fit the plot. Brimstone was such a great character along with Issa and even Kishmish. I loved Kishmish and the subtlety of his interactions.
I have to get my hands on the next one.