This started off really slow for me, and I had a hard time sticking with it at first. But I think a lot of that was how often I was reading a child's perspective, and that just didn't interest me. It's not that I didn't like Tobin - I actually did, quite a bit! But I tend to hve a hard time reading kids' perspectives, maybe because I just don't get
them. ^^; Young children baffle me thoroughly in real life, and apparently in fiction as well. Once Tobin got a bit older and the story started picking up about halfway through...wow. I was completely engrossed! I'm glad I kept at it. The characters really were spectacularly well-drawn (all of them, but I admit I have a soft spot for Ki and Tharin and, of course, Tobin in particular), and I loved how the reveal at the end was handled. I'm also so grateful
that I already have the next book to start, because I think I'd have a hard time waiting after that ending!