I heard some good things about this book from different sources. It got me hyped up and I was really stoked to give it a read.
Initially, it lived up to expectations, as the first fifty or so pages were great. It was well written, I liked the two main characters and it hit you in the feels from the get go.
However, once they set off on their adventure, the book became tedious and tiresome.
A lot of times, the action happened off the page and was just sort of reflected on, as characters spent most of their time exchanging witticisms. Because of this, I felt like the author was leaning on the strength of his dialogue and working around his possible weaknesses.
However, after hundreds of pages of mostly banter, I couldn’t wait to get through this book.
Sure, there is action but the stuff I wanted out of this book took a backseat too often. By the time you get where you’re supposed to be going, you don’t care anymore.
This was about 500 pages. It could’ve bumped up the action and told a good, solid story in 300 pages.
I had hoped that this would be the start of a series I could’ve loved but in the end, I’ll pass on its sequels.
Pairs well with: I’m assuming it’s sequel and other installments in the future, as well as other modern fantasy novels.