I have just finished reading this book. I can say that i enjoyed it but not as much as i thought i would. It is a wonderful story with a lot of imagination put into it although i did find that some of the ideas were from other stories ie the magical and all powerful ring that all wizards would die for - The lord of the rings and i found quite a few more of these similarities. Although this book is similar to, 'The wing Singer', it in no way has the same depth and emotion. I think anybody would enjoy this book as long as they were interested in magic.