I have had this book on my list for ages, but I've been a bit intimidated by it. I started it a couple of nights ago and can't put it down. The prose is so beautiful, it immediately makes me think that it's what Tolkien and GRRM aspire to but fall maddeningly, mind-numbingly short (that's right: two adverbs).
I love this passage describing a flowerbed. Particularly the highlight.