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on February 22, 2015
This is a book, that takes a good while to start rolling. It's the kind of book, that first third is spent simple setting the world and the style of the story telling. Not even the main characters really. I mean it kind of does, but what the story is really about, more or less is about the son of the family and how he fits into the universe that his family exist in. But for the first third of the book, its really about his father learning about the world. if this review seems to kind of not make any sense, but still kind of does, then you get the gist of the book.
I've read this book twice now, once as a bonus credit assignment from a literature class and most recently on audibles. Now when the book finally gets rolling it actually is kind of an exciting fantasy mystery thing with way too much abstract moments, but at it's heart its a story about family, and simply how they evolve from one another.
Do i recommend this book, Yes, but to a person that is a fantasy buff that also dibbles in spiritual fiction, or thought. It's not a story for people looking for a lord of the rings epic, but one that studies the characters that happen to live in a world that really close to ours but not.