This part of the adventure is dull, dull, dull. I can’t even imagine children finding this one appealing in any way; it feels so uninspired, as though this was a filler book to get to the next one.
The artwork is drab. There are no appealing colours whatsoever; everything looks murky, muddy. The rendering is sloppy (but hardly surprising, considering the medium) and the character designs are uninspired at best.
I will read the next volume if only because it’ll complete the series. But I’ve also read that it’s quite good; I’m crossing my fingers that this proves to be true.