Yeah, not to pile on, but I'm with Nuhuh here. Verbose writing is a stylistic thing, you can either like it or not, it can work in any given story or not. Faulkner and Hemingway, both good. What I was talking about in my review is redundancy. Fic would immediately spike about 50% in quality if the author went through and purged 90-95% of the adverbs. Excess words killing the pace in action scenes: "Ineffable" - no place here "guessing" / "scrambling" / trying to "pick through" - all convey the same beat, pick one. "that Ruby presented him with" - cut entirely, superfluous. "terrifying whistle and a gust of wind" - pick one, we got it. "even rattled with the speed of some blows" - we get it, it's fast, cut this. ... you get the idea.