Nicolas Izard Izard from Banyuls-dels-Aspres, France
Before receiving the Leading Reader's reproduction of Siege of Macindaw, I had never read the Pupil Series. I wanted to read at least the first book before reviewing the newest reproduction to get a better understanding of the frames of mind and I'm glad I did. Overall I really enjoy this series and will read more as I can! The strength of the Pupil Series is the realistic way the frames of mind develop and the pursuits they live in. There is no orphan boy who was born with an inexplicable power or supreme magic conversation piece that will save the pursuits to be found. Yes, the frames of mind have natural abilities that facilitate them, but they have to work hard for the skills that make them the heroes. They all make mistakes, but they learn from them. In this newest book in particular I liked how the main frames of mind have grown. This is still very much a coming of grow story. Even though Will is now a Soldier, he is still grappling with the responsibility of his command, especially when there are draw breaths at tackle. He has stages of apprehension and worry, but still has the grit to face frustrations that keep coming. However, the drama is more than balanced by the many playfuls stages in the book. The camaraderie between Will and Horace is easily one of the nuclei of the recent. Those two alone keep stuffs interesting! I also like any mise en scène with the Skandians. (I think I have a weakness for silly Vikings/barbarians!) They are always good for a laugh. I will be recommending this book to any fantasy loving teens.
i liked the way this booked showed whole shebang as a symbol or subject matter for article else. The way that the guys create a beast in their mind is very interesting.