Knowing it is a children/young adult book, I read the reviews before buying this. I do not agree that it can be read by adults. It is VERY childish. Perhaps good for children- but adults... beware! I can not even finish listening to it. And it has nothing on Harry Potter- the first books anyway.
My family and I tried to listen to this story on a long car drive. Despite being a captive audience, we just couldn't get into the story. The plot development seemed random and unbelievable, and odd terminology was presented without introduction.
I had high hopes for this series but after listening to them I was highly disappointed. I'm amazed that anyone could make magic this boring.
The author also uses this book to insert her own Darwinian views that neither add to, nor improve the slow moving storyline.
i love storys about magic with adult humor in the storys like Piers Anthony and Orson Scott Card i also like some sci-fi storys. The storys i like best is : On a Pale Horse, The Lost Gate, Ender's Game, Split Infinity. i do not like short storys.
i found it to be a enjoyable story.
its hard for me to find a good story i like and got lucky with this one.
try the simple and see if that will help you any.
everyone has there own likes and dislikes.
i always read the reviews and then try the simple to try and get a good ideal what its like.
hope this help you... enjoy.. :)
I forced myself to finish the book, hoping it would get better, but did not enjoy it.
I thought the terminology was not so much childish, but jibberish.
A previous review referred to HP books 1 to 3 being silly, but nowhere in HP does a star show up belching jets...
Very few books do I delete from my library... this is only the second one. Don't waste your credits.
If you liked the Harry Potter Books. You will love these books.
Only trouble I found with them. Is so far the author has only wrote
the frist 7 books in the series. I went throw them like wild fire!!!