9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
rough start leads to the beginning of an exciting series,
This review is from: Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms) (Hardcover)
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What the description of the book fails to mention is that the kids in the story are whisked away to this in-between world by kidnappers who intend to sell them into slavery. The beginning of the book is creepy and overall the tone is much darker than Brandon Mull's previous works. The story does evolve into an interesting adventure and Mull does have such an engaging way of writing that keeps you hooked until the end and desperately wanting the next installment. I would recommend giving the first few chapters a read to see if you think it will disturb particularly sensitive children. I have to say that I love the Fablehaven series and, while I enjoyed this book, this series isn't starting out with the same magic that Fablehaven has.