Well, that was without doubt the hardest-earned point for the Festive Tasks I've ever completed.
To be fair, the fact that I did get Percy's story in the end and that it did turn out in a way I had hoped, well, that made up for quite bit of the stupid purple prose, circular narration, bad plotting, and irritating main character.
However, it did not turn this into a good book.
Nor did my delight over Percy's story make me forget the lack of editing, ridiculous use of pretty much every trope there is, or the utterly pointless length of this book. It should have been cut by at least 250 pages.