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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

The Dower House Mystery
Patricia Wentworth
Progress: 42 %
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

Finished on the vacation drive

Five Kingdoms: Skyraiders - Brandon Mull

We listen to audiobooks as a family on our long drives. We've listened to one other Brandon Mull series - The Beyonders. This is the start of a new series that is now at book 3, and is scheduled to run to 5 books.

 

Overall, we all enjoyed the book. It is similar to The Beyonders in a lot of ways - children finding their way accidentally to a magical world that is under the thrall of some sort of evil king who needs a good deposing. There is magic and mystery and mayhem and noble boys and plucky girls. It really is good fun.

 

However, one problem with the book is that it really runs out of steam near the end and there is a long, dialogue heavy, expositive sequence that sort of sucks the life out of the narrative. It doesn't tie up the ending, but when I select a multi-book series to read, I don't really expect each book to necessarily end with the loose ends tied up.

 

We will continue the story soon!