I waited a long time before picking up this book, mainly because I thought I wouldn't like it, man was I wrong. The story was very intriguing, I thought it was going to be the basic fantasy that seems to be all we read these days, instead I found a wondeful novel that made me use my imagination a lot. I think Brandon Mull is the next Rick Riordan. I really liked the world Mull created, that everything is enchanting but there is a definite dark side that is very scary and dangerous. There are a few flaws like the depth of Kendra, everyone else seems to be pretty developed but she just walks around saying "You shouldn't brake the rules!" but other then that a great novel that will make readers run out and buy the sequel[s].