This is a pretty deep book. Nak's training gives us a look into the philosophy of the Song and paints a beautiful picture of a world where we all take responsibility for our own future and self while allowing everyone else to do the same creating a peace where the Song orchestrates a society of light. And along with the things that make you think there is also an exciting, edge-of-your seat story. Again, all hope seems lost many times over but good still triumphs over evil at the cost of heroes giving their all! I'm glad I read it and looking forward to the next one!
As the rebellion continues, the characters find that what starts a revolution cannot always win it. They must change or fail in stagnation. Each character must confront their views of the world, and if they refuse to change others will pay the price.