It says something about how much YA I've been reading when in the opening of this book I kept thinking I was reading about a badass teenage female who was waiting to kick the ass of the guards. I even thought the male reference was just her being sneaky. Yes, it's true. Branching out is needed again, lol. Clearly.
I was a little confused about how I felt about this book for a while, because on one hand I loved Gen (even though I'm much more used to hard males than whiny ones lol), and on the other it felt kind of slow and a bit boring. I liked the tales that the Magus and Gen told, but the use of the God's names in the story sometimes confused me and made me think I'd forgotten a character. There's one of them that did it damn near every time I saw it, but I can't think of which one now. I liked the characters, or liked disliking them, and I think that the author did a great job even though I wasn't blown away. Actually, I got confused in the end about the thickness of the plot.
I've heard great things about the next book in the series, and I'm really looking forward to reading it.