Things go to ludicrous extremes with the bad writing, the padding and the quite elaborate major upheavals of logic. This was a bog-standard ‘Game of Thrones’ knockoff, the war hero is Ned and Ian is an even dumber Sansa. This has no living moments or believable character movement. Everyone is convinced of the rightness of their own views, the religious systems various people are avowed by makes no sense, Ian is an indefensible fool and initial expectations fall away due to the lack of serious and rounded characters, indecisive action and dialogue that makes ‘Seaquest DSV’ look classy and high-end. This has two sequels to come but I could care less. I’ve no intention of reading anything else by this perptually terrible author.