A Boys Own Adventure to the centre of the World-of the 8th Hell-or the Island Shingora- from whence no-one ever returns.
The author had bags of fun here creating monsters, or he has seriously bad nightmares and this was his therapy_ to write a story that included the worst. And showed off his knowledge of obscure weaponry too.
Ok- Maybe it’s a Girls Own Adventure as most of the men come off really badly in this story. And the women do very well indeed and are not only Amazons, but also the True Chosen [sisters] of the Gods Allena and Baezha, and who are very heroic.
The nasties didn’t frighten me but it’s probably not a good read for those of a timid disposition.
Unfortunately there were quite a few proofreading errors, but all small and thus didn’t impact too much.
Was it good writing? Well maybe-
Was it well told? Maybe.
Would I recommend it? Depends on reader.
Would I read more? No.