A duller story I've rarely started to read. Of the 295 pages, I made it through 100, until I gave up. I didn't care at all about Hubert, the "hero" and the cruel "master" was over the top. The other characters were a bother, and all in all, a complete waste of time. Dull writing, dull to non-existent story and forgettable characters.
And it hurts to say all that.