“This was a facinating and challenging read. If you're interested in reading House of Chains then I can only assume you've already read the first three books in the series (if not, turn back now and read those, don't attempt this without their background). This is the best book but most challenging book in the series yet. The book requires that recall quite a bit from the first three books and that you pay very close attention without getting bogged down in the scale of the book.
For me, House of Chains was worth the effort, it made me want to dismiss my other reading plans and read the entire series back to back. I felt some of the weaknesses of Erickson's writing in the earlier books had been cleaned up. Each time I picked up the book and read even a page I was quickly immersed in his amazing word.”