I really loved the world and the idea behind the magic. I however found parts of it very annoying. the book would often jump forward in certain area..Show More »s leaving parts out entirely or it would go back and explain what happened a little bit further on. it made little hiccups in the story that was confusing and I had to rewind and make sure I hadn't just missed something. it really pulled you out of the story.
Overall I will probably read more books of this series but I have no drive to look for them right away.
I know I gave it three stars but only because I guess I am not the intended audience. If listening about the exciting world of paragraphs and nouns, v..Show More »erbs, etc., is your cup of tea then by all means buy this. I didnt like the story, or the narrator.
I was first introduced to the first book of this series by my librarian when I was in 8th grade. As I have grown into adulthood this series has follow..Show More »ed me. Though Nicodemus Weal has definitely aged at a faster rate than I have, it has been amazing to read and listen to the changes he has experienced throughout his and his family's life, to look at my own experiences and to recognize how alive and realistically dynamic these characters are.
To have such writing and consideration of humanity in a series as action packed as this is a real treat to put it mildly.
This book in particular which primarily follows Nicodemus's daughter and her experiences has managed to not simply be a coming of age story, but rather has transcended that consideration and delivered a huge arcing story that is itself vastly more compelling.