I'm willing to admit that this is not my normal favorite genre. However, since I read a lot of JF Penn's non-fiction books on writing, I figured I'd read as many of her fiction novels & novellas as I could.
Penn has an excellent grasp of pacing, character development, research, fight scenes and description. Story structure and plotting are definitely in her wheel house as well.
Since this is #6 in the series, I do understand the need to repeat necessary information regarding the reoccurring characters, previous adventures and some backstory.
However, I did find some of the repetition, well too repetitive within the book itself. I also found some of the dialogue stiff, as if I were reading from a tour guide book instead of listening to two or more people discuss a certain locale, legend or historical happening.
I already have the 7th novella in the series so, I'll read it as well. I am learning practical application of a lot of what she teaches so, that's a plus.