Reviews by ferdoble
Like a sitcom. The same a both ends
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This was a poor showing by one of my favorite authors.

It starts of good, you get re-immersed into the 7 Realms and it feels like sinking into a comfy chair. Right from the get go I'm excited by this book. Then NOTHING happens! The author pigeon holes herself into some school that is completely removed from the driving action of the seires.

Imdont know if she did this because she wanted to send some people to a wizarding school like Harry Potter (no don't get your hopes up it has none of the fun, charm, wit, or excitement of Harry Potter). I suppose she could also have done it try and string the originally series originally planed as a trilogy to 4 books to satisfy her new book deal. Or it maybe was just a set up book.

I'm guessing it's a combo of the last 2. Because really there wasn't anything that happened in this nearly 600 page BEAST of a book, that couldn't have been done in a couple of hundred (or 2, just 2 pages).

Honestly. Here I'll sum it up, you meet one new important character and 3 or 4 minor ones. 2 of the main characters acquire special skills. Everyone leaves home, then every one goes home.

At the end of the book your left with the same basic ending as the first only now everyone is going home instead of leaving. And your just left to wonder why they bother and why you just spent a good portion of your life slogging through this book hoping something will happen.

Read the cliff notes and move onto the next one. Chima is a talented author, let's hope she shows it in the next one.
Like a sitcom. Everything's the same at both ends.
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This was a poor showing by one of my favorite authors.

It starts of good, you get re-immersed into the 7 Realms and it feels like sinking into a comfy chair. Right from the get go I'm excited by this book. Then NOTHING happens! The author pigeon holes herself into some school that is completely removed from the driving action of the seires.

Imdont know if she did this because she wanted to send some people to a wizarding school like Harry Potter (no don't get your hopes up it has none of the fun, charm, wit, or excitement of Harry Potter). I suppose she could also have done it try and string the originally series originally planed as a trilogy to 4 books to satisfy her new book deal. Or it maybe was just a set up book.

I'm guessing it's a combo of the last 2. Because really there wasn't anything that happened in this nearly 600 page BEAST of a book, that couldn't have been done in a couple of hundred (or 2, just 2 pages).

Honestly. Here I'll sum it up, you meet one new important character and 3 or 4 minor ones. 2 of the main characters acquire special skills. Everyone leaves home, then every one goes home.

At the end of the book your left with the same basic ending as the first only now everyone is going home instead of leaving. And your just left to wonder why they bother and why you just spent a good portion of your life slogging through this book hoping something will happen.

Read the cliff notes and move onto the next one. Chima is a talented author, let's hope she shows it in the next one.
Fun book
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I like this style of book. One where the the main characor is angry about his situation in life until they find out that they are uniquly situated to solve some problem, or do something helpful.

This, as well as other Tiger Tale books, are good for younger picture book readers, in the 2-4 range.
unique and funny
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this book is unique and funny and it would even be good for an older kid. Not a lot of picture books coming out these days can say that, but this one would even make a good present for an adult
my beloved diskworld
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To describe Terry Pratchett’s books is a difficult thing to do. The disc world series is in a word fantastic. Terry Pratchett, would seem to use the disk world, to take any theme, or know story and then twist it in his own very humorous way. These are not always laugh out loud funny (sometimes they are), bur rather the sort of funny that just sort of lifts your spirits a little bit.

I will say that in some cases there isn’t always a really strong story, sometimes its just his characters moving through one of those twisted themes. I like them all, you may want to start with the Most Von Lipwig story line (“Going Postal” and then “making money”) as at least the first one has a really great story line.

I love to pepper my reading queue with these books to keep all those books that take themselves seriously fresh and interesting.

I recommend reading them ALL.

OR listening to them. The two main narrators of Terry Pratchett’s books are Stephen Briggs & Nigel Planer and they take Terry Pratchett’s phenomenal writing to a whole new level.