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Highly creative, imaginative writing that middle grade boys will love!!!
on January 15, 2015
After reading Book 3, I finally decided it was okay to endorse the series to my then 9-yo boy, and just provide guidance in case he had some questions on dark magic and evil demons (is that redundant? Not really, once you read the books). Gobble it up, he did! He read Books 1-4 really fast, and our dinner conversations during the Fall 2013 were predominantly of Rowan, Max, David, Mina, Astaroth, Prusias and the Blys, etc. He read Book 5 starting on the day it was released and finished 2 days after. Based on this feedback, I wish to congratulate Mr. Neff for creating a world and a story so vivid with words that kids are easily able to absorb, understand and imagine!
Now comes myself, the dad, the older reader. I also enjoyed the books, but Book 4 (and now I am reading Book 5) are reeeeeeeeeeeaaaaallllly long. For some reason, my eyes do not glide through the colorful language as fast as I would have wanted. I have to really focus to make sure what I visualize is what is represented by the writing. So it took me a long time to finish Book 4, but I enjoyed it. I am now reading Book 5 with patience and care. I cannot compete with my son. Reading speed doesn't matter in this case, I am in for the entertainment! I do hope Mr. Neff continues to create these interesting worlds, and maybe also write some YA stuff, so that his books can grow with his readers. Recommended reading!