A well-written adventure story. It's written like a diary instead of having chapters, which is really different at first. If you keep going you'll get used to the way it is written though and the diary entries help show how much time has passed, as well as letting you hear what Cassandra thinks about all the strange things she is encountering.
Definitely worth trying.
I really liked this book. Anyone who is familiar with the fairy tale this book is based on will recognize the basic plot, but there are some intriguing twists added. The concept of troll-magic is well done.
Some of the character growth shown through conversations instead of actions seems a little forced, but this book is still very entertaining, enough so that I am looking forward to reading others by this author.
I really enjoyed the first book in this saga when I found it in a used book store years ago, and although I watched, I never found more. I'm very pleased to see the sequel is finally here, and to go back to Readn's world. If this is the last book in this world, it is a more satisfying ending to the series than Touched By Magic as a stand alone, but I hope there are more to come.
I wasn't sure about this series when I started reading, done wrong a book about a computer game could have been very boring. However, I started the first book, and ended up reading straight through into the second. The only reason I didn't keep going to the third is that it hasn't been released yet:) Definitely a series you want to try, just not when you have somewhere you have to be, or something you have to do, because you won't want to put the book down until you're done.
I really like the Musketeers' Mysteries and this was an interesting addition to the series. We get to learn more about D'Artagnan's background, and there is a hunt for the person who killed his father. Enough plausible wild goose chases were added that I did not figure out who had done it until very near the end of the book.