While I liked this book, there were a few things that really bothered me. The plot is a bit slow to start-- I wasn’t very interested in Ben’s story until he showed up in Landover, and even then, I wasn’t very invested in it until he decides to visit his supporters. A lot the descriptions were just tacked on and didn’t give much depth. Also, there’s a lot of unnecessary explanation marks that kinda bugged me whenever they were used. However, the overall story did interest me enough to pick up the second book, although I wouldn’t judge the series as a whole based on this one review.