Wow. Just wow. I've gotten pretty invested in urban fantasy over the last five years but my true love is fantasy strait up. Some call in heroic fantasy, some call it sword and sorcery, some call it woo-woo. Whatever you call it I grew up on it and it's the basis of my love of all things fantastical. Sadly this is a really bad time to love that kind of fantasy so I've moved on. Or at least I thought I had. Then something like Written in Red comes out and I fall all over myself with love for it. It has a large cast of interesting characters with complex motivations, a beautiful world that the first book barely touches the edges of, and a believable plot arc. It sucked me in so tight that I read all 400+ pages in one sitting. I'm a very happy, very satisfied fan of this series from now on.