King of Swords

King of Swords - Dave Duncan I would put this novel into the hands of a young high school boy - not because he could handle it or love it, but because that is what it seems to have been written for. With a heavy emphasis on breasts and other assorted body-parts this book plays right into that age bracket.

This is and adequate fantasy with very simple world building and story telling. Nothing too taxing for anyone, but enough action to keep you mildly intrigued.

What I didn't like is that it is not unlike so many other novels in this genre. It is difficult to get excited by another fish in an already over-crowded pond. There was nothing here to make this book stand out for me. I had a difficult time caring for or about the characters.

I have never read anything by this author, but had heard tons of praise and I simply expected so much more from someone who gets the accolades this author did.