When writing fantasy stories, everything from the set-up to magic has to work perfectly. Pawn of Prophecy is one of those books that really work. It is funny, the story keeps you wanting to read on, and magic is strictly controlled. If you plan on a holiday in the land of make-believe, this book is not a bad choice.
Althalus was a thief; he was probably the best thief in the world. And this fantasy story book is all about his adventures. Or it should be about his adventures, but a few things went wrong. That might seem normal for any story worth writing about. But a few things went wrong with writing the book itself. Which makes it either a bad book, or an interesting one. It depends on your point of view.