Do the characters face internal / external conflicts? When they wake up to a world where magic rules them, the immediate conflicts are external but only in the beginning. As the story progresses, the magic seems to have manifested on their internal conflicts and you are soon able to get a good glimpse of their insecurities.
Was the plot consistent? Yes, it was. The author makes it a point to keep a consistent voice for his narration and for each of his characters. Each of them are different and it was fascinating to see that none of their behavioural patterns overlapped to the point you got the characters mixed up.
Were the themes and issues interesting? Some book club members could not relate to Dungeons and Dragons, some of us could. But don't let the video game element stop you from reading the book. It is the characters that make this book interesting and their stories even with the magic, as individuals or as a group are universal elements about how we feel and act in everyday life.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.