“Lots of subtle details that you know will probably be important when you first get to them, but can't seem to hold onto in your mind until the themes come up again. Makes you want to reread the whole thing again to see what other things you may have missed the first time through.
Anson said book one was like an 800-page prologue to the series, and I suppose I can see why. Not that it lacks for action, but there is a good bit of setting up for the world that the story takes place in, and a lot of new fantasy concepts are introduced.
The Ways reminded me of the Nether in Minecraft. XD”