Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 97 reviews

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age 10+

Boring, unappealing characters and very slow

Glad this was a donated book that I bought from a charity shop as I would have been annoyed that I wasted my money if I had paid full price from a shop. The characters, I couldn't care less about and the whole story, its subject and pace is just boring. I am reading it to my 10 yr old at bedtime and just cannot be bothered I find it so dull. Can't wait until we finish it. I did also purchase the nxt book 'Inkspell' at the same time but will tell my daughter to read it on her own given I cannnot bear the thought of more mths of boredom at bedtime
age 9+

Too scary for little kids

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love fantasy books

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