I'm sorry, but I don't think this was worth reading, at least not most of it, anyway.
First of all, literally the entire plot is about a "damsel in distress" who has to be saved from an evil guy who wants to "invade the country" while her "rescuer" builds up an army to overthrow the stereotypical bad guy and win back the girl. In my opinion Alyss should have got herself out of the tower at the end or something.
However I did enjoy the parts with Will and Horace, so I guess it is worth something.
Sorry if this comment is negative but I needed to get my opinion out there