This was not what I expected. Some comments I've heard about the series were focused on the sex. This book had little sex and little profanity. I suppose that the series may incorporate more of this as it goes on, but I felt this story was good and could stand alone well. It was nice to have some resolution at the end rather than feeling like I'm reading one big book that I have to wait months between chapters. Sometimes I felt like there was a lot repetition in her words, and there were a few points, especially in the dungeon where I had a hard time following/imagining where she was running or what was going on. That said, I enjoyed it and I will read the next one.