What is with MD's books and editing? Silly little things, really, but the sheer amount of them takes away from the story, no matter how good.
I think every single person in this book save the king and the snake had gotten hit in the head at one point or another. Even poor Culebra, blind as he was, experienced the world going dark (or black, don't remember 100% now). True story, says so in the book!
Other than that, pretty good stuff. 3.75 stars :)