The writing was okay and I liked the characters but I felt the worldbuilding was incomplete. I could not get a good sense of all the lyche politics or how the society functioned. Also, there was a big chunk of nothing-happens-now in the middle that was quite a hurdle for me to get through. The ending was nice though. So, I think this had the makings of a good story, but needed to have the middle chunk edited out and more explicit world-building in the beginning and throughout.