In this riveting sequel, Neff expands on the world of his first novel and pens a work of even greater scope and complexity. When evil forces conspire to wield the Book of Toth, chaos breaks out - leaving the only hope for the future in the hands of the Rowan Academy's Max McDaniels and his trusted friend David Menlo.
©2008 Henry H. Neff; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
The first book drew from Harry Potter. That's a no brainer. This one though almost immediately gets *really* interesting and continues to be so. If you want Harry Potter and nothing else, just reread the first because this is no longer Potter. It might even be better. I know, I WENT there, but it deserves it. It was the most enjoyable listen I've had in ages. I hope you buy it. I know you'll like it. That is all.
The main character is a bit of Mary Sue, with everything coming easy to him and in spades. This doesn't mean that he doesn't face hardship, but that it pushes a bit farther than my imagination could allow. Main character is mentally and emotionally a child, but towards the end feels more like an adult. I consider that perhaps a time jump between the first and second book would have been more appropriate for the story.
"A good follow up"
This is a good book, it follows on well from the end of the first book and you get to find out a bit more about the background of the main characters. For me it wasn't quite as good as the first book and you need to concentrate a little harder on it. Still I'd recommend getting it if you liked the first book.
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