Normally this kind of book would be precisely up my alley since fantasy and epic fantasy are some of my favorite genres. However, I refuse to give an author business when they treat readers like children and value their own ego above anything else. Until I read the description on here I didn't even know what it was about, because on B&N and Amazon the description is just a long rant about how great the author is. And after seeing the antics on several websites, including this one, I'd rather play chicken with a lion than read this book, even knowing what its about I just don't care. But just so I can't be accused of trying to attack the book or its "reputation", I'm putting it on this shelf and not giving a star rating...so it won't affect any other ratings or reviews.