The author (Bassingthwaite) actually pleasantly surprised me. I did not expect much from this book because, let's face it, the Dungeons & Dragons fran..Show More »chise isn't exactly known for cranking out fine literature. Occasionally I find myself compelled (in vain) to attempt to recapture my youth by buying a book like this, but am always prepared for it to be awful and for me to feel a bit ridiculous for hoping otherwise.
Although no masterpiece, this book is competently written with at least a nod or two toward character development. There are no real surprises plot-wise and the characters are closer to two-dimensional than to three, but the story is engaging and entertaining enough that I would probably read (guiltily) another book by this author.The narrator, however, is a different story. I found the narrator annoying to the point of distraction. Fortunately, I purchased the audio book to supplement the Kindle version I already owned. At a point less than halfway through, I decided to stop listening and just read the rest.