It's strange, but in a lot of fantasy books it's obvious to me if they are written by a man or a woman. This novel's atmosphere was similar to the novels written by Michelle West. I can't put my finger on it exactly where in the style such a thing manifests, but it's there all the same. Descriptions of things, interactions between people all seem more... fluffy? vibrant?
Regardless, the plot of this novel is solid, there are some unexpected twists and the ending, while predictable in result, wasn't so in execution.
Solid and an enjoyable read, although for me personally not exciting enough to bother with the sequel; Paladin of Souls.