BO-RING. Seriously, nothing happened except the old guy blowing up a poor dog (this alone should be enough to disinterest you in reading this book) and telling these boring stories that would be best told in history class. I give it one star for the pretty cover which, though I haven't read the whole book, does not seem to be related in any way with the contents. If you're looking for a book with lots of adventure, I recommend you leave this one on the library shelf and read some books actually worth your attention, for example Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, or The lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.