I read a few parts of this book earlier and decided like so many others to grab the whole lot in one book. I love this story as do my children. It is a wonderful fantasy world with some very interesting characters and a lot of lessons to be learnt. It is a great book to help discuss issues and give them a better understanding about responsibility as well as many other things. The pictures are wonderful and it's nice to see the boy Puck and each character this way.
My children have developed a liking for the little boy and look forward to book 2.
I found this book advertised at another authors website and decided to read it. It is so deep and meaningful that I admit almost crying a few times. I've never had a book affect me this way before. A wonderful experience, thank you.
After reading A Crack in Time/The Beast Within, I can't wait to read the unabridged version. What a wonderful story. It must have been pretty tough in London in those days. Like the other reviewers I like the way this author puts in a twist somewhere along the line. I was also surprised at the end. A very good story that reminds us of the harsh conditions of the poor in London in 1851.
It was nice to see a picture included of John Pitt and I hope the unabridged publication keeps those pics coming.
Looking forward to more.