Glorious writing, beautiful world-building. I care intensely about the characters, and as a writer am buying a copy to study her technique. I fall into the not-a-fan-of-fantasy camp but loved it.
Warning that the plot arc is only partially resolved in the first book. This is usually a pet peeve of mine, but it was good enough for me to get over that. Plus it helps that the second book is out, so I could jump straight into it. The ending of that is better resolved while still leaving a very clear third book to come. I can't wait!
ps. Did you know you can purchase this book on bookshop.org and support your local bookstore at the same time? I love it!