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5.0 out of 5 stars
Disney it ain't, 4 Jan 2006
If you have ever seen the Disney movie on which the first three of this series is based, then don't expect anything like the film. I first read these books when I was about 11, and they blew me away. This mixture of humour and horror scared the bejesus out of me, and still does to this day. The description of the black cauldron and the cauldron borne are some of the best horror writing ever, but the humour of Gimli and bravery of Tarryn make this a true epic. The only thing I can compare it to is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is not that deep and complex, which makes it more appealing to people who don't read much, but otherwise has all of the same ingredients thrown in with a different mixture of classical celtic fantasy.
Highly recommended for ages 10 and up.