It should go without saying that this book far surpasses the movie. It is a great novel by a fantastic young author. Will leave you wanting more.
amazing and filled with love and fantasy. wonderful for the young adventurer.
Ahhh. I hate to say anything disparaging about this book now that I know a 15 year old wrote it...but I have to say that I really struggled through this one. I thought to myself several times that the book seemed to be written by a teenage fanboy or an older someone trying desperately to mimic every classic fantasy novel in the last 50 years. It is impressive that a 15 year old was able to write this hefty book...and even more admirable that he was able to capture the imaginations of so many young people who read it. I suppose that since I'm in the minority, there's something I'm just not 'getting' about it...and that's okay. I root for the authors continued success. He's an inspiration, even if his book was less so for me.
I don't read a lot of this kind of fantasy , but I enjoyed it. It had all of the typical fantasy elements and likable characters.
This book has received much criticism for being too much like other works in it's genre, but isn't that true of almost anything? I don't know, like I said, I'm not really big into this sort of fantasy, so maybe to hard core Pern and LOTR's fans it doesn't measure up.
I enjoyed the story and I liked the sequel even better.
The moved sucked sweaty dragon balls, so don't even bother.
Brilliant sweeping epic fantasy. One of the best books I've read this year!