Holy shit. These quotes sound like they came from a Dungeons and Dragons rulebook to spice up the material for the reader in between complex rules. Pretty lame, corny and cliche.
Rowling's success with what passes for "fantasy literature" is a prime example of how today's public will swallow up everything if it's "popular". Might as well dine at maccas and drink 4X gold every day since that's what average person prefers
My thoughts exactly. I was just too polite to say it.