What I'm really enjoying about this so far is it's readability. I'm not getting tripped up on unintelligible names and use of a made up language that I have to decipher.
I've also been kept on my toes with the inventiveness of the world building. Red sun = brown plants. At first I thought this simply meant nearly dead plants, but now I'm thinking the brown plants are just plants that don't photosynthesize...which would make more sense.
The steel inquisitors are some of my favorite creations so far. I can't wait to read more about beings who have steel pegs driven through their skull, replacing their eyes. Awesomely creepy!