all right, funbagz
I've tried to read it. Several times. Each time, I can't get into the story. I'm not compelled to continue reading because the characters aren't interesting. Nor does the plot seem to take me into the story. I just can't be bothered to get past a paragraph or two...no matter where I start the reading. The story itself is clipped and ...if comparing to wine...more like vinegar. There's a bitter undertone that just turns me off.
You asked. It's just my opinion though.
"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind; it doesn't take you anywhere, but it tones up muscles that might." Pratchett