My rating: 1 of 5 stars
This novel started very much akin to one of Steven Erikson’s, with lots of whining and bitching about self and power and despair and blah, blah, blah.
So I settled in, prepared for whatever.
Then it got all sexualized and “careless god”. Some gruesome violence/fights.
finally, we get some of the characters deciding that they will kill the god and the god is bored that he decides to let them start the process to see if they are “strong enough”.
Overall, this was a prologue to a series.
Between the uncaring god/ascendant [not much of a god. Just a jumped up human], graphic sex, homosexuality, unhero’s [not hero’s, nor even anti-hero’s, but plain ugly, unlikable filthy dirty characters] and lack of resolution, this just didn’t work for me.