Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
Publisher's current description claims:
"...Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age, and the birth of a new."
Wow. Not at point I've read to. Neither the story or the writing styles seem comparable.
That's not a negative or a positive statement, just my surprise that they'd pick that comparison. Usually SF books get compared to SF bestsellers and fantasy to fantasy bestsellers. Maybe the religious elements? Writing styles are wildly different.
Nothing published on as epic a scale as this since Dune? seriously? No epic scale fantasy between the publication of Dune in 1965 and the 2001 publication of Kushiel's Dart?
booklikes needs an eye-roll emoticon. Badly.