I loved the beginning.
I enjoyed the end (I think).
The middle… blargh.
- Kinch had a hilarious, entertaining voice. I loved it. It's definitely what won me over at the beginning.
- The synopsis mentions Galva, and you're kind of led to believe that he goes off on this adventure with Galva, but she's actually rarely in the story at all. There's a third person who we see a lot more of, but isn't even mentioned in the synopsis. I was disappointed that Galva didn't make more of an appearance. She does impact what happens to Kinch and the choices he makes, but isn't actually a character we interact with very much.
- The middle of the book really lost focus. It was mostly just a journey with minor events along the way and a lot of Kinch rambling. Yes, his fun entertaining voice started to get a bit old. I think I would have been less bothered by that had the events at the time held more meaning or import. But as they were, they ended up being largely unimportant and trivial. So it just got boring.
I might still continue with the second book, but I am disappointed that a book that started out so good ended up falling short of my expectations.