...and inventive, to be sure, but I had a difficult time with the level of violence and ignorance portrayed; especially as this is a middle-grade read.
The author definitely has a flair for this type of genre, but just as I would get going, enjoying the story, I'd stumble over a sentence that didn't make sense.
Example: He wore a white-dusty surcoat open in two neared his black trousers and long boots."
Makes me laugh every time
This truly is one of my absolute favorite, never go without, must-have-in-my-library-always books.
...and with some editing could really be great.
Started losing me in Chapter One
Why? Because of the infantile dialogue and writing style plus a forced plot.
Interesting But Rushed
A typical near-first-meeting romance but with a little more involved story with Silas and his step-brother.
...I picked up the book to read because the covers of this series are well-done.
A Fantasy Worthy Of The Name
I had to deduct a star because of the error in mechanics (missing commas mainly) and the misspelled words (i.e. 'savour' instead of 'savior' & 'drew breath' instead of 'draw breath).
A Bit Confusing
Maybe it's the fact that there are four sections broken down into more lengthy sections to explain the characters from each dynamic and a fifth section to quickly summarize the previous book.
What a delightful middle-grade mystery for about age 12.
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