I liked this story very much. Was it a grand epic? No. I just found it to be a good story with strong characterizations and a solid plot.
Our Hero (no name is ever given, from what I understand this is why the author changed the byline to Anonymous to emphasize this fact) is a reluctant hero. His quest was begun on the behest of another. The Captain, as he is known throughout the book, has to deal with many psychological issues one of which seems to be his underlying suicidal goals.
I liked this character very much. The author draws a clear picture of who the Captain is. We are shown his mental struggles, how they came about and how he needs to deal with them.
The story itself although set in what is assumed is a 'medieval' time, deviates from the classic Tolkenesque fantasy novels. There are no goblins, dwarves, elves, etc. You have normal people trying to make do with the present situation of their lives. You do have a wizard but he doesn't do any spells, he is more of a wise man.
It is this normalcy that I was drawn to. There are no clear cut good guys or bad guys, even our Hero realizes he has killed many people in his quest and questions the morality of it. This empathy is a strong theme in the novel which makes it more believable. Kudos to the author on this point.
This is a good story written in modern language. Very enjoyable.