I read this book in two days, but it only took me two chapters before I fell in love with the characters and the world. I know that for myself, there are books I read because the literature is beautiful and the words flow like silk and slip in the crevasses of your mind, leaving quotes and thoughts stuck like gum to rubber boots (yes – I was reading the other reviews).
This book, while not Dante, has a great story and visuals that my child-like mind devoured. I’m a kid at heart and love a good fantasy with simple words and cute humor that gets me laughing, and this book does the trick. And to be completely honest, I’m a sucker for bad books with the stereotypical hero team – the thinker, the stupid-but-witty-character-who-does-the-small-things-that-make-big-things, the stubborn grump, and the powerful-but-needs-protection girl. Throw in a few extra characters, side romance stories, the mysterious evil villain behind the main villain of the novel and you have Dragons of Autumn Twilight. I can only imagine how amazing this series would be when played in Dungeons and Dragons, and it is written as “this happened, then this, then this, and this and this.” I didn’t have any issues with it and breezed through it – it was a rather wonderful movie in my head with just enough CGI.
In short – if you have standards and remember your high school English, you will probably agree with most of the low reviews below. If you can read a book for just being a book (written half decently) and enjoy it despite its flaws, give it a shot!