This was a nicely done book, with all the leaders of the world being overturned.  There was a little too much unexplained magic for my taste, particularly the djinn.  The dragons are also not well explained, but they seem to fit the world more.  The main characters had a lot of both good and bad luck, but not too much was done skillfully.  The monk and tiger characters were amazing, but their respective sects didn’t do much in the grand scheme of things.  The monk’s being just another army, and the tigers not participating at all.  That last part was a bit of a let down, but it made it more realistic.

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