So after thinking this was a tough read, I've stared to pick up steam and am plowing through the novel now. Events are really getting good and I'm loving the pace of the book. I've just gotten to Part III: The Harlot and I can't wait to finish this thing! Unfortunately I've been sneaking in time to read at bedtime while the wife is asleep, then coming into work all tired the next day cause I stayed up too late reading! Damn you Scott Bakker. Damn you.