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5.0 out of 5 stars
MOST AMAZING book EVER, 25 Feb. 2007
For anyone who loves to read at all, I would highly recommend this book. And I can tell you, despite what some, "unexperienced" readers think, it is no mere remix of LOTR. It's completely original and highly addcitive, you'll be begging for more. Usually I just read a book and love it and wait for the next one. But this book and series is different. I've even joined a forum about it(and love it too :) and have alison's page on my favorites, I garuntee you won't be able to put these books down. So if you want to read something new and thrilling buy this book today. For anyone who compares this book to LOTR, to be fair, basically every fantasy book ever written in some from compares to LOTR. So you can't begrudge books because they have SMALL similarities, you'd be missing out on the originality of Alison's books, which is missing out on alot. Also, if you read books soley to compare them to LOTR, what fun is there in reading, what joy do you gain from that? So to anyone interested in this series, forget anything anyone has said about it being like LOTR, it isn't and you'll be glad to read them.