The fourth of the T.H. Lain series "starring" the various "Iconic" characters from the 3rd Edition of Dungeons and Dragons, this is a very quick read as most of them are, and yet has a lot more character depth to it than the last ones.
It begins as quite a fun, quick, laugh-riot read, but man, what a dark ending - when a Paladin asks Naull, Regdar and Krusk for help, the four do everything in their power to help her defeat a dark evil warrior, before she uses a scalding fiery power to lay true waste to a large part of the world. Methinks Lain is getting more towards a "series" than episodic writing, cuz I think the plot line introduced for Naull and Regdar is comin' back... I hope.
As always, the story is pretty straightfoward hack-n-slash, with character completion actually rising a bit in this one. I found getting inside Krusk's head a bit of fun, more than I'd imagined I would have, and Alhondra wasn't one-dimensional, as most paladins tend to be in literature.