When I read the plot's summary it reminded me of Mark Twain, but Meyer's writing skills and freshness where immediately evident, and I purchased the book. Very good choice! Martin's adventures captured me from the very first pages, and I really enjoined the novel. All the characters are perfectly drawn, and the combination between the wizards' superpowers and their little human faults and obsessions has always an exilarant effect.
Waiting for the sequel (there will be one, I hope...).