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Not Quite Harry Potter And Thanks God it's Not!
on 28 January 2010
SeaDjinn is an excellent children's novel by Linda Davies aimed at 11+ children. At first glance the novel seems a bit massive in comparison with other children books, but once you start reading it, it becomes a page turner. Thrilling situations, exciting and rapid plot development, and memorable characters are at the helm of the story. Story is probably a bit familiar but then how many kids wouldn't like Arabian Nights sort of stories anyway.
The writing is very fluent, the scenes are set like the writer has actually seen them and some of the descriptions of locations like beech and sea are remarkably established while not becoming a bit too much artistic and the pace of the events is never compromised.
Also the language is on par throughout and the overall flow of the story development seems like a key thing here along with magical settings and the characters do not seem over the top like in some other children's' stories.
An excellent read and thoroughly enjoyable. Thumbs Up!