the whole series is one kids love to read. I have three and they all like this book, the boy more than the girls. I like them too, though this one is better than it's predicessors. Good series for getting kids into reading. **A book I would also recommend is The Unsuspecting Mage by Brian S. Pratt. This, the first installment of The Morcyth Saga is a great beginning for a new author. Battles, magic, gods, secret passages and intrigue, all the elements of a classic epic fantasy! Any fantasy reader will enjoy it.