I didn't expect much from this author I never heard of, so I was kinda surprised at how well the characters stood up, each with its own unique personality. At some point it looked like I was looking at a quarrel between some angry D&D players, not at a narrative with a single mastermind behind it. Very well done. I liked this book as much as some of the best-sellers of more famous authors like Terry Pratchett. Worth it.