As a fairly new DM, I loved that I was able to skim read the adventure and charge in. The flaming octopus was a brilliant way to set the tone, and encouraged the players to inhabit their characters from the beginning. Sadly, they couldn't find a way to save him, which was an option they would have preferred.
Brilliant one shot, and I'm now going to buy every adventure from the same team.
[5 of 5 Stars!]