Really enjoyed parts of this, but the pacing was ROUGH, and ultimately why I wandered off.
Really enjoyed the characters particularly, esp. as I am a sucker for the "ONE LAST JOB" trope.
Found the Chain religion stuff left me really cold in an uncommon way-- normally well-explored fantasy religion/church politics stuff is my JAM. Not really sure why it didn't work for me.
Also, while I appreciate the takedown of the Nice Guy trope, it was hard after I'd spent 2/3rds of the book getting to know and like the dude.
tl;dr, tonal and pacing whiplash but fun characters. might pick up the second one to see if the pacing improves.