#1 New York Times best-selling author Pat Wrede returns to Scholastic with an amazing new trilogy about the use of magic in the wild, wild west.
Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent - and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild.
With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
©2009 Patricia C. Wrede (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Good after I was able to get into it. All the explanations at 1st were difficult to get into.As it was a different beginning to the US frontier than what I was used to I had to think a little different to understand. After I got further in it made more sense. Ready to read the 2nd in the series.
Yes, it's a bit wordy. Reminds me at times of Eragon in details but it ends well and I was excited to start the next book
Eff was my favorite. She showed her vunerability and braveness
Yes, there are two more in the series
I LOVE HISTORY!!!
This is a totally different book that I expected. I wasn't too sure about the content prior to listening, but it is a completely enjoyable read.
Amanda does an amazing job with this series.
I would highly recommend this book. Good plot development of life in a frontier that uses magic to tame animals ( some prehistoric) and land it is alternative history of the U.S. Eff is the 13th child of a seventh son , making her a potential for evil in some people's eyes making her fearful of using her magic. Her twin brother Lan is born after her making him a double seventh son and more powerful. The story tells of the family growing up on the frontier when her father moves west to as a professor of magic.
I loved the inclusion of different cultures of magic and how they worked. Creating spells vs observation and using actions based on observation. The concept of the animals having magic and the addition of the group that choses to try to open a settlement without magic.
Ranconi's performance enhanced my enjoyment of the story. It is a story that makes you want to lose to it in one setting.
70+, been reading SF since 1953. Vision is going so have switched to Audible.
I enjoyed this book. Filled with ideas, feelings, emotions that sated my need for adventure and enough human strengths and weaknesses to make it belivible. Looking forward to next book.
i found it boring and dull and not the western magical fantasy it said i should expect all in all this is not a series i am going to pick up
I listened with my two young adult daughters. It sounded like a fun book but it was terminally boring.
I can't blame the performance. The book was just a great concept made as dry as possible. Even the magical parts were rendered boring. It was like Harry Potter and Laura Ingalls with the best parts of both removed.
I kept hoping for it to get better. The premise seemed so promising. But I could have stopped at any point. I just finished because I was on a long drive.
After I read the summary and review and listen to the sample it seems like something I would like to try, but I feel like it was written for a young child. After a few chapters I just had to stop. Save your credits/money.
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