I so enjoyed this book..and it's all due to what it lacks!
So much sword and sorcery fantasy these days feels like it has to be uber-descriptive. They remind me of the frozen turkeys that when you unthaw them just drain off water they have been 'plumped up' with.
So it was with great pleasure that I read this book: Despite an evil plot to overthrow the throne, sinister manipulations, secret prisons,a bratty prince and princess, an uber-magician, and a tenacious dwarf, the book seemed as refreshing as air!
the descriptions were there yet not overpowering. The author did not feel the need to add three adverbs and two adjectives to every sentence.The action scenes were to the point....no fillers! How refreshing this was!