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It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it's buried. And it's remarkably strange when the sword starts to talk.

Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo instantly becomes a knight - a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a perfect knight - but she's not the one with the sword.

Finding Biter is only the start - boy, girl, and sword must soon go on a quest to save their kingdom from threats in both human and dragon form in this new fantasy triumph from Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

©2017 Garth Nix and Sean Williams (P)2017 Listening Library

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Another solid title

If you have liked other works by Garth Nix, you will probably find this one quite enjoyable.

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Took a bit to get into, but had a satisfying finish.

Garth Nix was my favorite fantasy writer growing up because I really enjoy his world building, and I like how he can write strong female characters without the point of the story being that they are a woman. The main girl, Elenor, in this story missed that mark, she’s constantly trying to be a strong female, and she is constantly adding “or she” when somebody talks about a theoretical person. My issue is it seems unwarranted for the world. Her mother was a respected knight, and no one tells Elenor that she can’t do something because she’s a girl once through the entire novel. So she is a strong independent woman in a world full of strong women, and she feels the need to talk down her male friend and that made the first half of the book a kind of slog to get through. In the end it was enjoyable, the world felt full, there were unexpected beats in the story, but reading any sequels will not be a priority for a while.

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Eh, depressing

I made it through half the book and just had to turn it off. It's depressing. The constant negative self reflection is not worth my time.

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