I would have never picked up this book if I just read the blurb, but this book got some exposure on the fantasy blogs and it sounded intriguing. It was really well-done. I liked the writing style, I liked the characters (especially Sieh, but then I am a sucker for any kind of Trickster figure). It also raises some interesting questions about religion, theology, and humans' relationships with deities. The sequel is coming out later this year, but I think this book can be read a stand-alone novel.