Saturday, November 20, 2010
Here's What I think: I must preface my review of this book with this: I was not aware that this book was classified as Young Adult (in fact it is intended for ages 9-12) until after I finished the book and was looking for the information to put together my post. I say this because my first thought of the book was that it was overly descriptive and explanatory of things I think most adults would know (like providing an almost dictionary definition of words like mercenaries or giving very specific description of the typical fencing garb). However, when you consider that it was intended younger readers, it makes more sense. Although the story gets off to a rather slow start, as the pieces of this "wrong place, right time" story much be set into place, it picks up speed quickly and takes you on an action packed adventure. I think this book would make a great gift for the tween reader in your life, not to mention a few moms too!