Oh my. I‘m so glad I made time for this: considered world building, interesting characters (if not necessarily likeable; I loved the non-human characters best) and a gripping plot that had me on the edge of my seat - if not surprising, certainly deeply satisfying. I‘m going to be thinking about it for days: I can still hear the rigging creaking and the splash of waves. Can‘t wait for book two. One of the best of my year.