I went into this book not knowing what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised. The world building was amazing. The story initially feels like three separate stories, as it follows 3 different women in 3 different times. By the end, their stories converge. I really enjoyed Damaya's story although I felt is wasn't as in depth as the other two. I was really intrigued by the training of the orogenes, and wanted to learn more about that.