I really was looking forward to this book, but the author just lost their puff. The pacing was off and the characters had just lost something.
Time travel stories are tough the author tried to do to hard and fell flat.
My son and I enjoy all types of books and he will listen to the end of books I give up on. I told him not to bother.
The book is great. If someone asked me who the 12 great Greek gods were before, I would have said "the what"? The reader is also great he is supposed to sound like a teenager with out a clue. THAT'S THE POINT. And could we PLEASE get over the stupid HP guy.
HP is over and JK is only in this for the money. Be honest, a two part ending. MONEY MONEY
Please read the book I have read it at least 5 times, and have enjoyed it every time.
This is the first of a group of books for young adults that is using ALL available media sources to play a game. Socialistic wisely chose Rick Riodan to start this project. Rick Riodan is known for the Percy Jackson books (young adults) and for his Tres Navarre mystery (adult) books.
The plain is for Kids to read the books, go on line assume a family, and search for clues to solve the 39 clues.
I must say I am having a ball..
I am trying hard to keep up with my son, and must say he is winning. For now
Get this and have some fun too.
Robert Heinlein once said that a good writer must be able to tell his/hers story in as few words as possible. This was once called editing. If you do not have the ability to delete whole chapters for the benefit of the story you do not have a story to tell. This book should have been cut by at least 200 pages. Even Gerard Doyle was sounding tired at the end. I had great praise for Christopher Paolini after Eldest. I felt that he had grown as a writer, but his editor is just plain awful. And after hearing the bubble headed MTV voice of his "editor" I can see that Christopher Paolini's only hope for a future is to get a serous editor that has more experience then he has.
This said I am giving the book 3 stars because it is not a terrible read (listen). Mr. Paolini has brought us a good book, I am just sorry to see such talent being manipulated for the publishers good.
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