More in the interest of a discussion than a disagreement. In this discussion of the story the action is labeled as murder porn. It doesn’t get to the level of murder porn like the movie Rambo from 2008 is murder porn. It’s an action adventure tale which is a whole genre. The villainy is discovered and the people in the group are all judged simultaneously for it. The hero stops the villainy and any of the villains he kills along the way earned their fate without individual judgment of their personal responsibility. This ability to have action without consequences is the whole point of the story. We the reader can’t do these things so this is an escape where we can experience the danger without being in danger. It’s not a weird fiction story but it’s not terrible for what it is. The adventure genre usually doesn’t get a lot of high end prose or concepts because of the supposed intelligence of the type of reader it attracks.