AH is much better than HWFWM. Jason's character is perpetually stuck on the same 3 or 4 characters, and when he's done, he just starts them all again.
There's no character building, nobody grows, except to be snarky like jason.
Death means nothing, so much so that the author has had to lampshade it and write it into the story.
It's worldbuilding is also basic bitch. Like, these magically societies have been around for centuries, but the USA somehow has one of side of a monopoly on looting and quality training? How does that make sense. They've only been a superpower for 80 years.
China I can see, maybe also India, as they were the main economies pre-industrial evolution, maybe some of the European powers, but the USA? From hundreds of years ago?
Utterly moronic shit.
When Ilea has to kill people, it's along the lines of 'Why do you have to be such a dick', and then she kills them, and says how sad it is they had to be dicks. Then she forgets about it unless someone brings it up, and she rolls her eyes. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.