.. This is the greatest book (or lot of books) that I have ever read. My older brother read this when he was my age, and was thrilled, as I am. I love Over Sea, Under Stone, with Great Unkel Merry (gurmerry) and his tales of the Pen-dragon. I found myself reading this first book, as the others, in four nights. Neaning only to read one or two chapter a night, I was up 'till the early hours reading 5 or 6 chapters a night! I had not realsised this either. The way she tells about the cave, the way she describes the grey house, the way she depics Mrs Palk among others are all excellent. I found myself mouthing what they said, and could thouroughly imagine the characters, who were described so well. The surprising conclusions and cliffhangers after each chapter and book are great. I have three words for the reader of this review: BUY-THIS-BOOK! Don't hesitate, once it comes to your door, and start reading, you will be immersed on a world of fantasy and adventure, I'm sure you will never forget. You will want to read this again, and again, and a few times more!