On my continuing tour through generic fantasyland... Yep, we have elves, dwarves, dragons and a young man with a destiny. Overall decent, but nothing that sticks out from the crowd of other generic fantasies. Switching gears... So far, this book has been a lot of fun. He obviously wears his influences on his sleeve and can't help but reference them, but it doesn't hurt the story much. Not sure if he's going to wear out his welcome, but it has been a ripping yarn.