- They read it, enjoy it, and merrily go their way, the scales freshly fallen from their eyes.
- They read it, they hate it, and merrily go their way, never listening to my ranting again.
But honestly, this was just an excuse to talk more about Queen of the Panther World.
You see that bloke facing down a six foot panther dressed in a skirt? His name is Jimno He has to throw that harness on it, and bust that bronco. Then he has to do it five more times. Somebody has to train these mounts before they can be ridden to war or to fight a dragon, the latter of which happens more than once in this story.
What Jimno is going through here is a punishment for sass-talking his wife after she slapped him around with a club for burning the soup.
This is how Jimno was introduced:
Let me spell that out for you one more time. This story sees two average Chicago guys teleported to a world where all the women are strong, the men are meek, and the good guys ride seven foot mildly telepathic panthers into battle against big dragons and the renegade men who would subjugate the world beneath the hooves of their elk-lizard mounts. In this new world the two average guys are as strong as the mightiest warrior because that's how insert characters and escapism work. That's the explanation - no gravity, no magic, just that's how it is.
And it works.
The real world Joes manage to get captured by the rebellious warrior men, escape from their prison, fight their way to the village of the warrior women, liberate the men from their oppressors and train them to fight, battle dragons, launch raids and ambushes, and counter ambushes, and even find the time for a little romance along the way.
I can't figure out how it works, but it does.
If that description doesn't sound like something that interests you, then maybe science fiction and fantasy aren't really your thing. Maybe you should stick to Oprah approved books.