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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Epic, magical fantasy like a "Game of Thrones" for tweens.

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In the first volume of his new fantasy saga, Author Henry H. Neff hits all the right notes without being too derivative. In the wake of Game of Thrones, many fantasy writers aspire to write mammoth, epic sagas, but few have the depth of talent and breadth of imagination to pull it off. Neff does. Hazel and Hob are compelling main characters, and their interplay is what makes Impyrium special.

Whether Neff will be able to maintain the complex story's intensity across at least two more 600-page volumes remains to be seen, but he's certainly off to a promising start.

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