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A nice book but it doesnt quite live up to the hype.
on 13 December 2001
When I bought this book one of the first thing I noticed were the little letters at the bottom of each page. I absolutely loved them and realized they were a code of some sort. I actually dechiphered the code before reading the book and in a way had more fun doing that than reading the book itself.
However the book is a fun read. Not a challenging one but a fun one. The characters are fairly stereotypical and I felt that the world of myth that the book lives in could have been portrayed better. It wasn't nearly as rich and fantastic as I thought it would be so I got abit disappointed. The whole book is abit shallow somehow, everyone is simply after the gold. Still I had a good time reading the book and I'll probably buy the next one too.