One of the most important things a writer needs to do is read. Sometimes a book can demonstrate what not to do. I have just read one like that and it had a saggy middle. The beginning and end were stellar, but the middle? Not so much. I waded through as I had bought the book, but I was skimming heavily. No, I will not be reviewing this on any site. For one thing, this is not fair to the author. For another, my take is purely my taste as should not reflect on a story.
Nope, this was not a book written by anyone that I know. All the people I know write masterpieces.
In the meantime, Darkspire Reaches is on offer at the Amazons for a very reduced sum. For the price of a fast food meal, a person could have both Darkspire Reaches and Shadow Over Avalon. Now there is a thought as we approach Black Friday.