Top positive review
Starting to like the idea of the books more than the books themselves
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2019
UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM
When I read book one, I was thrilled. A Wuxia book with characters that had depth and caring. I saw the flaws in the book, but I mostly ignored them.
When I read book two, I was still happy. Lots of fun adventure with people worth cheering for.
When I read book three, I felt it dragged in places. Quite a few places. But I still liked it.
But this book:
1. The people rescued from the dungeon have no reason to care about anybody other than Eric's and Rugrats' team. But they decide to go exploring anyway. Sure, exploring makes sense. But it didn't feel like they were ever going to come back. It's like the author decided "Oops, these guys are too high a level. I better get rid of them."
2. The author really likes to talk about the military training. He does it a lot. Do other people like this? I didn't.
3. The intelligence level of the two main pets seems to change at will. Sometimes they understand complete sentences. Other times, they're no smarter than the average dog.
4. Desperately needs proofreading.
All of these books are just a bit ...less when you read them the second time. Flaws jump out more, boring parts seem to last longer. I've reread the other books. But if I reread this book, I may drop my score down to two stars.
Gave into temptation and read the book again after an update was pushed. Number of visible errors I found has dropped DRAMATICALLY. The book literally went from hundreds of errors to tens. ...I wasn't really counting, but maybe found 30 total? (Kinda odd why some are still in the book. Half of the errors are spacing errors and very easy to see.)
Not sure if it was just error fixing or if sections were rewritten and/or deleted. But pet intelligence doesn't seem as jarring and discussions regarding military training don't seem to be as long.
Anyway, now that the book is actually readable, it's a 5 star book. But I'm only giving 4 stars for now because I'm still very angry that we were given such a massive disaster originally. And those remaining errors should be cleaned up.