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Dull and uninspired
on 4 February 2015
The central character in this book comes across as a petulant child almost all the time, I think he is supposedly eighteen, more like thirteen.
He ranges from irrational anger to paralyzing fear, is only interested in learning 'exciting' magic and yet we are supposed to believe he is the one to save the world. I could believe this was written by the person who wrote Jake Lloyd's lines in Phantom Menace.
There is never a feeling that he is succeeding due to any skill of his own, it is a combination of dumb luck and some un-earned 'inherited power' that apparently makes him special. If you want him to people to care, you have to make him more interesting than this.
Also, the writing isn't very good. There are numerous grammatical errors, with misused punctuation and sentences constructed with words placed in a nonsensical order.
Also, why on earth is the magic called divine magic, when it is nothing of the sort?