This book is not for me; I've read the first chapter and from lack of interest coupled with negative feedback from other reviewers I've decided to find something else to read instead.
The world building is not original, unless if taking stuff from various different civilisations and combining them in a seemingly haphazard manner constitutes originality. I'm not against this type of world building... But in this case it just doesn't work for me. It's like combining peaches and mushrooms in the same dish.
So I'm skipping this.