Top critical review
Not a bad read if you like operatic high fantasy, and are not too critical
1 March 2017
It was initially infuriating, and I actually tossed it aside in boredom and annoyance after a few chapters. The constant use of contemporary American slang in a classic fantasy culture was too jarring, and the main character was just annoying and shallow.
I failed to believe that this callow and somewhat selfish youth could deliver a speech as mature and moving as he did at his coronation, nor be a master of the cut and thrust of high-level politics seeing as he essentially came from a farm, however noble.
I did pick it up and finish it later, and although the language never sounded right, if you accept that premise and the operatic rise in power and danger, it's not a bad read. I did have some concerns about whether this would reach Lensman/Forgotten Realms levels, but it also seems that the protagonist will need every advantage he can lay his hands on to have a chance.
Edit: Fixed headline