I am here to tell the truth about Book One of The Truth About Heroes. First off - it isn't really a series of short stories - it's more like a novel. The formatting of the ebook edition is very, very professional and meets the highest standards. The editing seems to have also been quite good for the most part - though there are a few errors. Once, early in the book, the term "spitting image" is used. Actually, the term is "spit and image" when used appropriately. Another time, later on in the book, "loathe" is used when "loath" is clearly the word that the author should have intended to employ.
The story is very fast-paced, yet often quite detailed at the same time. This is a story trait that I quite enjoy - especially in epic fantasy (which is what I would consider this book to be). There is a problem with the action and combat scenes. Put bluntly - they are weak. The action is often glossed over without much detail or description of what occured. There were even a handful of occasions where the author only lets the reader know that there was a fight and that the protagonists won the skirmish without telling the reader anything else whatsoever. Also - the protagonists win easily in almost every combat situation in this book. There was never a sense that any of the protagonists were in real danger, despite the fact that two of them did end up dying. The sense of the protagonists being in mortal danger just never was properly conveyed anywhere in this book.
This book has well-developed and deep characters but also has a lot of silly and almost pointless sex scenes. This story is very good when it stays focused - but it also goes into way too many side stories about past events at inopportune moments. My final verdict is that this book is a "mixed bag" as far as where it takes the reader. It is worth reading and can be entertaining - but the author has a long way to go before she can become a master of her craft.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)