I was born with a reading list I will never finish.
For some reason...this took awhile for me to get into. It has everything I love though: intrigue, strong characters, a superb plot, and no love triangle. So...once I got through a bit of it this quickly took off for me.
I loved all the characters. That is actually kind of amazing. Even in great books there is usually one or two characters that annoy me or behave in a way that doesn't make sense. But not here. The characters...from Wolfe and Santi to the Postulants were well thought out and had their own unique arc that made them interesting.
I especially loved the world this was set in. A book about books in a world run by a Library...how much better could it get! The idea was well done and very absorbing. I have always loved the history of the Library at Alexandria and having that alternate world where it wasn't destroyed was fabulous.
I am definitely continuing the series and hopeful that it will only get better from here. This was a great book on its own but it also brilliantly setup the series to get even better. I held back half a star, honestly, just to be miserly. But if the series continues on like this one I may have to bump that up a notch!