Review: The City of Towers

Product Image: The City of Towers
My rat­ing: 0 out of 5

I should have known bet­ter, I know. I picked this book up because, every time I peruse the role-play­ing games sec­tion at Barnes & Noble, I yearn for those days. So I picked up the first book of TSR’s newest role-play­ing milieu, think­ing to lose myself in a brand new, imag­i­na­tive, fun world. And it was bad. I have made it through twen­ty-five pages, and I’m throw­ing the book away. The first prob­lem? The font. The [pic­ture of the first page](http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0786935847/ref=sib_rdr_ex/103–8864882-9534203?%5Fencoding=UTF8&p=S00E#reader-page) doesn’t do it jus­tice. It is awful. Tiny, jagged, too thick… hard to read. Though I could stom­ach that if the book itself weren’t slow, unimag­i­na­tive, trite, and full of fan­boy “cool­ness” that no longer appeals to the twelve-year-old in me. Per­haps because he is thir­ty-four.