My rating: 3 of 5 stars
An OK book and escapist enough but would not recommend it to anyone. Too much telling, not enough showing. Each chapter began and ended with an unnecessary summary. The narrative technique deployed could have easily been stronger had it focused on 3 or 4 perspectives instead of the dozen or so back-and-forth perspectives used. Also, too many convenient throw-ins to aid the heroes in an effort to resolve a particular problem at a given moment to wrap up a chapter. Had high hopes. Came away disappointed.