For World Book Day I have something a bit special for you. I read a lot of fantasy debuts (Crawford award, remember?), but I have rarely seen one as sophisticated and assured as this one. It is, in many ways, a very traditional epic fantasy, but it is definitely not stale and hackneyed, despite the number of familiar notes that it hits.
Of course it does one thing that is absolutely guaranteed to get me excited. What can that be? Read the review to find out.