I enjoyed the book, but the pacing was far too fast. Too many things happen to the character and not enough detail or time is spent setting up the pre..Show More »mise. For examlpe this is supposed toe a 17 year old boy fighting in WW2. Bam he's in a Fantasy land and really doesn't question much. He can be stubborn and in denial but it is more as a plot device than how a realistic person would think things through. I did not feel like the character fit his description at all either, at no point does he find any use for his supposed parachute Airborne Division training at all. Not once does it give him an edge over any situation. He might as well have just been an orphaned farm boy for how it felt. The magic system is incredible weak and not well explored, by the main character or by anyone else. The main 'romance' aspects to the book focus on a 13 year old girl crushing really hard on our 17 year old MC and him trying to figure out how to tell her its inappropriate. She also falls madly in love with him out of nowhere, it didn't make a lot of sense.
I'm disappointed - I was really looking forward to this. the premise sounded great but the execution was just lacking. Great performance from the narrator though.
I read other reviews and it almost made me not purchase this book. after reading this book, I was very pleased to find out all the over exaggeration p..Show More »ut into the previous reviews. I loved the characters. the story, however, did seem to have some gaps that was kind of "cut to the chase".
I like the overall layout of the story Brian is telling as well as the way he leads you through the adventure. I also like the breaks he takes between..Show More » the characters paths and I feel they are better placed than in other books instead of just in the middle of something intense like other books he leads it to a good breaking point so it isn't leaving you frustrated.
I don't like how Ethan is helpless. He's giving far too much control to his spiritual ancestor which is making it frustrating but that's part of the story and hopefully this internal battle gains some traction moving forward.
Final note, please use other words than recounted for when a character is recalling a part of their adventure.
A well written and performed story. It seemed to have a rather long tangent from the main story, a lot of backstory. Overall I've enjoyed the series ..Show More »and even this book 4. I look forward to the fifth installment.