Note: I received an ARC of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program.
I enjoyed this book! Mr. Carr is a very talented writer. The story was imaginative and kept a nice pace, not too slow and not too fast and an easy read. The story line was easy to follow – maybe a little too easy (not really any surprises and was a little predictable). I was a little worried after receiving the book, reading that Mr. Carr was a member of a Christian writing group and that it was listed as a Christian fiction, that it might get out of my comfort zone but it stayed pretty typical for fantasy writing and did not become preachy at all. Actually knowing that it is listed as Christian fantasy may have spoiled it a bit for me at the beginning of the book as I was probably waiting for it but once I realized it wasn’t going to become anything that I wouldn’t normally read, I relaxed and enjoyed the read. There are a few typos/spelling errors that are now probably too late to fix. They are a little annoying, but nothing so bad that I wouldn't recommend the book.
I really enjoyed this story and the main character Errol has caught my interest and I look forward to continuing to read this series.