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An adequate, but not dazzling, story
on 1 February 2016
When I started reading this book, I was struck by the resemblance to the Inn of the Prancing Pony scene in Lord of the Rings, where the hobbits are hoping to meet up with Gandalf.
And, to be frank, this book almost has the feel of fan fiction about it. Certainly very readable, and I enjoyed the distraction it provided, but neither the characters nor the storyline felt memorable to me. Additionally, despite the scenarios that the group found themselves in, I didn't have any real sense of peril or looming danger.
Overall, an adequate, but not dazzling, story.