I purchased this book after reading reviews on it - and I am so glad I got it! I had previously read and enjoyed "The Thief Lord" by the same author. Although I am 31 I love Y.A. fiction that is well written, especially fantasy - this book will be one of my top favorites. From the first chapter to the last, I was riveted. I stayed up until 2 in the morning reading because I did not want to put it down. The villains are REALLY villainous, and the protagonists are easy to sympathize with. Having always loved books myself, the protagonists' passion for books is easy to relate to. I would not read this book to young children as I think it may be too violent and "dark' but it's perfect for Junior High and up!
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes