A brilliant and exciting work of fantasy
If you only have time to read one book this year, it has to be this one!
A one-sit roller-coaster ride of adventure, courage and mystery.
A charming series in which readers young and old alike cannot help but find themselves -- and their imaginations --happily lost.
Rich language, vivid descriptions, real reactions, and a plausible plot. Wrapped up in a Tolkienesque package of epic fantasy delight.
A truly wonderful fantasy novel with its heart very much based on Tolkien's fabulous works yet not overwhelmed by them.