I enjoyed this book from start to finish. If you have read and liked the Alvin Maker series, you will like this one as well.
There was a comfortable familiarity to it because of the voice actors. I've put many enjoyable hours into the Ender audiobooks and these two voices were the same actors (or were very similar - I have not checked the names).
The scene in the National Library (Is that what it's called?). I really enjoyed the parts where he was discovering new capabilities.
Switching voices makes a very nice way to transition to different characters. The voice actors are good at what they do and the transitions were smooth and because of the different gender/actor much more obvious than would otherwise be.
The boy who wasn't there...
The "magic system" is quite unique (in my experience). And it was a very nice change. I've read a lot of fantasy and it was nice feeling like I was discovering something new again. I'm not sure I've felt that way about a new fantasy novel in a very long time. I eagerly await the next installment in the series.
It moved along well, stayed interesting and had good characters, and was unpredictable.
The early Alvin Maker series felt a lot like this book.
No one character really stands out for me. They were all good.
A good listen that I'm sure I'll come back to several more times.
The realization that he was indeed special.
An ability to put the listener in the places described.
A boy and his gift.
The Story kept me on the edge of my earphones! Could not wait to listen
The whole story. Not just one point.
I like the book, but at the end they made sure the main character had interactions in a high school environment as to have the drama of twilight or harry potter.
I enjoyed the development of an alternative world so nearly like our own, but with a secret set of rules most of us never see.
Card has created a whole new world here, and it's fascinating. If you liked Ender's Game and don't mind a bit of fantasy mixed in with your sci-fi, check this out.
Some might consider this a teen type book but for me it is both good for adults and older teens. The story line was different in the magic realm and also brings in the old GODS such as Odin and the descendants of others stuck on earth by Locke.
I'm an avid science fiction and fantasy reader. I study Chemical Engineering at the UofU and do photography on the side.
This is a great book. There's a few slow spots while the author is telling something of a parallel story, but getting past those, I love this book.
When the main character finally leaves his friend, the story takes a big turn.
Stefan Rudnicki may be my favorite narrator, he has the right tone and knows how to make subtle changes to his tone to communicate. Emily Card has a clear and precise manner of narrating, but lacks the depth the Stefan has.
When Danny find a new family.