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A Brilliant Read
on October 1, 2001
I think what the reviewers who rated this book poorly, calling it 'dull & uncaptivating' & 'dont waste your time' are forgetting is that this books is meant for readers U16. The hero is a child, and if you're a child who reads this book, it is simply amazing: There's pretty graphic magic & action sequences, hero's, villians, treachery & love. And a boy who, against all odds (with the aid of friends) becomes all he can be & leads the fight against evil. I read this book when I was 14. It was amazing. Much better (at that age) than Tolkien, who I thought spent too much time describing the countryside than advancing his plot. For children, this should be next in line after Harry Potter.