Where to begin... I bloodydamn (or should that be gorydamn) loved this book!! The brutality and hmanity of the characters are amazing. I love the roman caste system based on colors. Darrows ascension from a lowly Red to a Scarred Peerless Gold is am amazing story that makes me want to know more about where he goed from here. This is a great start to a new trilogy and I can't wait to read the second book.