Formula with twist
Fablehaven but much better.. Plenty of good characters taken from history, myth and legend. Characters are 3 dimensional they have flaws, quirks and strenghts. Realistic Villans they believe they are doing what needs to be done. Not just evil for evils sake(eg Dr. John Dee)
The spider queen
Get ready for a ride accross the world, time and dimensions with new twists on chracters form history and legend.
not much more to say about this book other than this author needs a different editor and different talent for the audio version. very disappointing read/listen.
no. just this author.
mispronunciations mostly. but he also sounds as if this is is first read of the book. the characters aren't well developed and are one dimensional at best, but he could have put more effort into it.
badly written. badly read.
Sure. It's a good lead into what could be a very fun packed story somewhere down the line.
I would have done a lot less repeating facts and maybe would have spead up pace a bit. Not much happens in this book.
I liked them all the same.
The story is good, and it does leave the reading wanting to read more. I think there could have been a lot more told in this book...and that it wasn't so obvious what is going to happen between the brother and sister in the next book.
yes, creative ideas, the twins connection
I was hoping for more defind characters, Put off by Scott using other authors established personalities for his own books, it seemed lazy to ride of the coat tails of JK Rowlings character ideas. Author had some fun ideas , come up with your own original names for your characters.
The story is very imaginative and the inclusion of historical facts with a creative twist was very entertaining. I loved Scott's vision of how some historically significant individuals would fit into the modern world!
The writing was somewhat awkward at points and occasionally repetitive but I don't regret listening to it at all. I enjoyed it enough to drive my boyfriend crazy by talking about it all the time :)
Just finished book 4 no end in sight....One cliff hanger after another. There is a book 5 and from the reviews that is not the end. By book 3 it become repetative which is a shame because I really liked the 1st 3 books....
Not really much depth in this series...it reads very much like a TV show.
That said, sometimes you are in the mood for TV! I am an older reader, so I might be a bit skewed. Maybe my review would be different if I was a teen.
If you are looking for something to pass the time on vacation or a road trip this series would be a good one.
Smarter more believable characters...the boy twin is remarkably dense, even for a teen aged boy.
We didn't finish listening to it. We ( 2 adults and a 15 year old trapped in a car on a long drive) agreed to just stop the story.
This is a good series. It's in the kids section so be forewarned that this is light listening. That being said it is entertaining and I enjoyed listening to it. I just wished they were consistent and kept this narrator throughout the whole series :(
I'm going to get this from the library and read it myself. I can't tell whether it's the author or the narrator, but this really drags. Makes you wish there were an accelerator pedal for playback.