I liked the characters, but the story was a little dull and ended up skimming to dialog, which I almost never do.
It was amusing that every time a character entered a room or got to a location they exclaimed, "There you are" or "Here we are". Reminded me of a college class in which I made a game of counting how many times the professor said et cetera. (A lot. Like 20 times per class.)So have fun counting all the iterations of "Here we are".
I'll keep reading in the series because the world is well constructed and I see the potential for the many characters that were introduced.