You start reading for the premise of a witch having to kill her ninja-like double, and you keep going on because the setting and the mithology seems realistic enough to draw you in.
It's not the most original novel you'll ever read, but it's decently written (wich is more that I can say of many fantasy books I've read in my life).
it's worth reading for:
- the plot wich is a nice mixture of action and mithology.
- the way religion and magical powers interact and how the Goddes is described in all her different aspects
Things that could use some improvement:
- the fighting scenes. I just couldn't picture the characters moving. It all seemed too mechanical and too detailed. When I read a fighting scene I like the words to flow smoothly with the characters' actions, but here I ketp stopping trying to picture what exactly was going on.
- the ending. This books has a nice pace up to the end and then it suddenly speeds up as soon as the two main characters find the solution. The final confrontation between the protagonist and the Primes seems too fast and even the consequences of the two main characters merging together seem to be treated way to easilly and quickly.
- the way the two main characters bond and decide to work together so quickly. I can understand it, because it suits the plot but, again, I would have prefered it to be slower and with more uncertanties. It would have felt realer to me.