I gave up on this book after getting little further than halfway. It started very well, interesting, with a lot of things going on, but then the story dwindled down to lengthy conversations with lots of details about the lives of all characters. Also enormous amounts of information and background on mythology, archaeology and other historical facts are touched in the book. For a long time I forced myself to read on - after all, this could not last. Unfortunately it did.
If you like in-depth details about the topics I mentioned here, this is the book for you. If you like a book where something happens, you might reconsider.