I have a lot of love for Brandon Mull’s other series (Fablehaven, Beyonders, and The Candyshop Wars) so I’m going to be giving a lot of leeway here, but if this were the first time I’d read Brandon Mull I don’t know that I would be interested in reading anything else from him.
Fun new world, creativity aplenty, a worthy task for our hero to accomplish.
Flat characters, boring dialogue, narrator who knows everything, magic without explanation, implausible outcomes.
It’s highly likely that most 10-year-old’s will be perfectly happy with Sky Raiders, so I’m going to keep an open mind and start book two. Fingers crossed I’ll be interested in book 3.