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The Dungeoneers

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.

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This smartly written tale of thieves, mages, swordmasters, and monsters is more about the relationship between a boy and his mentor than action-packed adventure. In THE DUNGEONEERS, John David Anderson brings the same grounded sensibility and wry humor that make his superhero-world novels such a joy to read.

Despite the thrilling fantasy backdrop and richly developed characters, Colm's tale isn't as absorbing as Anderson's earlier books. The most enjoyable scenes involve banter between Colm and clever, silver-tongued Finn and the childish, scene-stealing Thwodin. The action sequences are exciting but too few and far apart. Though fantasy fans may be slow to warm up, they'll find this book rewarding in the end.

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