Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A
The Magic Kingdom of Landover series has long been a favorite of mine, having been the first true fantasy series I ever read (a long, LONG time ago). Rereading it for the umpteenth time, I’m still totally in love with the world created by Brooks. This book provides a unique twist of epic fantasy meets dystopian meets modern fantasy. Between the modern world of Ben and the fantasy world he purchases, the subgenres of fantasy are interwoven so flawlessly. A rich cast of characters that are so easy to fall in love with only prove to make the story even more unforgettable.
The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate depiction of what readers should expect to find within the story.