Lots of times, in these multibook series, a pattern emerges and then the action in each book is just a variation on the action in every other book. That's what I expected once I realized that Lief needs seven gems. Oh boy, seven basically interchangeable quests.
Well, Rodda has a few tricks up her sleeve, and starting with this volume some new characters are in the offing, and some interesting revelations and twists are on the horizon.
So, in addition to being very well-written for a young reader fantasy/quest book series, the volumes also show much more attention to plotting and development than expected. And instead of being bulked up and drawn out, the series is actually picking up speed and tension.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: ABC Audio; Unabridged edition (1 November 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1743147538
- ISBN-13: 978-1743147535
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.4 x 12.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 59 g
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