The author's skill does not match his ambition in this book. It starts off well enough, but by midway through the book, he starts to diverge from the main story to much. By the end of the book, he has introduced so many meaningless and ridicules secondary characters and plots, that all of the story lines suffer.
The character of Jinx reminds me of JarJar Binks; you could delete every line in the story regarding her, and a new reader would never notice. And the book would be better for it. Same for the warlord.
Finally, this is a very short book for the money being charged. Overall, a disappointment.