I've never read his books, but from what I understand - this book is aimed at younger readers (or in the author's words - a wider reach) - but it's still really good. Dark, but not overly so - and fascinating characters.
Fascinating characters, interesting plot twists, very good visual imagery.
World building is half-hearted - has that medieval euro historical setting - but not much sets it apart from just about every other fantasy book out there.
Ableist point of view - got tired of the MC's referral to himself as half a man - half a king. ARGH (Yarvi- protag - has deformed left hand)