This was just long and plodding and not at all enjoyable. The writing was aggressively mediocre. The characters were moved along by plot rather then characterizations. The plot made no sense at all and felt like a short story's worth of plot forced into novel length. That can work when the writing is good, this is not good writing. The setting didn't feel real. I skipped the last half of the novel because I just didn't want to read any more.