This was much easier to follow than most fantasy books, and had a lot of action and adventure. The inclusion of Navajo mythology was well done, and Riordan's note that "mythology" means tales of gods and goddesses and does NOT necessarily mean false or untrue stories was very helpful. Nizhoni learns more about her culture from a variety of sources, embraces her role as a hero, and undertakes her quest with good humor. This was definitely one of the better books from this imprint; not a surprise, given the author's award winning background.
Soon, readers who like fantasies with cultural connections won't have to read anything BUT Rick Riordan presents books, because there are so many good titles coming out. Fans of other good titles such as Riazi's The Battle (Dasgupta's Game of Stars will enjoy Nizhoni's travels on her hero quest.