It really does bother me how vapid Armel is. Todd and Conor don't really seem to get time to develop, either. Actually, the entire thing kind of feels like it doesn't have time to solidify into a story. I also wanted to know more about this ogre. What exactly is up with him? Is it a case of misunderstanding and he's really just an eccentric collector? Or is he actually a diabolical, fiendish enemy of the state, who also happens to be an eccentric collector?
So, all in all, lots of unrealized potential, this one, but still not an overall bad read if you're going for a fairy tale atmosphere.