I thought this book would only be about a boy escaping his terrible reality of abuse by creating an alternate world. However this is only the catalyst of the story that seems to have combined Narnia with the Lord of the Rings to create a mesmerising read. Now do not think this is another Narnia or Lord of the Rings copy. It might get the kid escaping a harsh reality from Narnia and the lovable very different characters who group together to save their world theme from Lord of the Rings, but this book is a great one of a kind read. The main character Sebastian (I love this name by the way!) is a boy who should be discouraged by life due to his circumstances but instead he rises to save Hibercadia. All the characters Sebastian teams up with to find the spear that will save Hibercadia are lovable and imaginative. The plot and world built are original and truly enjoyable. This is a great book that sets up what is going to be an epic series. Everyone will enjoy this book!
My Rating: Excellent