this book was interesting and i just couldn't put the book down once i started. it took me a an hour to read because i was just so interested to see what would be on the next page. the characters were so well thought out my personal favorite being the thief that looked like a rat :) i loved this book because of the action and suspense as well as the mythical situations. i loved the idea of putting short stories into 1 book pure genius! i was so looking forward to the next story because they were all so good its an amazing story highly recommended.