First part of fantasy trilogy: so far, so good although a bit slow
This first part of a trilogy takes place in a fantasy land where the island of Acacia has dominated life for other peoples for a while but all that is about to change. It is a tale of warfare, bloodshed and betrayal. There is not a lot here to make it a fantasy novel apart from the different races and cultures. It is character-driven and these are quite well-developed. This first part of the trilogy has 3 "books" (800 pages or so) and magical elements are gradually introduced.
OK so far but, if subsequent volumes are as long, I'm not sure if I want to undertake such a task.