I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Okay, 3 days to read this one. About 278 pages per day. I may have to pay some overdue fines on it.
This author believes in getting right to things! Only 100 pages in, and everything is all set up. I've met the Chosen One, he met his love interest on practically the first page, his brother is set up as corrupt, his mentor is revealed to be much more than he seems, and a world-shaking conflict is looming.
As much as I love fantasy, I sometimes wish that there was a different plot line than this same weary, old one.