above reference taken from Amazon.com page
R.A. Faith calls this book an'epic tale of action, adventure, romance, and self discovery'.
I'm not certain how to write this review. While I applaud RA Faith's ability to write, I can't say I enjoyed this book. I found it to be long and dispirited. I had a difficult time reading it. I kept putting it down and later picking it up to finish. It took me a very long time to finish. Too long. I almost gave up. I had no feelings either way for the main character.
I did laugh and love the old man from the narrator's home town, now there was a character. Blind and full of vinegar.
I'm not certain the average reader would stick with this book. It was epic. Reminded me too much of the books we were forced to read in school.