If the author used the words, "Hmmm, he grunted" or "Hmmm..." - anything else, one more time I could have gleefully burned the book without a second thought. Fortunately, he stopped. Which is a very good thing...especially because trying to burn a digital book is just silly.
It's a pretty good story with a few "Aww, come on! You've got to be joking!" comments that we, the readers, get to say. Example: there's a train that rides above a single track - think Monorail at Disneyland that "floats" above the track - but they don't even have running water. Sure, you've got your magic swords and a white light that encompasses certain people, but they still have to walk or use horses as their other forms of conveyance. Maybe the next book will explain some of this --- probably not.
There's a lot of lopping off of heads. "Hmmm", I grunted.
There are a few points skipped over, or simply not put in, so we also get to say, "When did we find This out?"
Younger audiences will undoubtedly enjoy the book...there are even a couple of swear words!! That's sure to keep 'em coming back for more!
Like I said above, I'll keep reading since this book seemed to gain a bit of maturity halfway through... or so.
Three stars for "giving it the ol' college try"... and actually coming through at times.