So much did I want to get into this book but the writing style is so over wordy and repetitious. Brevity is important. In The Lord of the Rings the hobbits hairy feet are mentioned only in a single sentence, we do not have to be told again. Trust the reader, we are not forgetful. Buzz, take a scissor and cut out a third, it will read much better. Why are old silent movies boring? They spell everything out for us.Make us think as we read.