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Barely keeping me reading.
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2021
The first book DRAGGED on and on. If I wasn't so bored I would have left it more than once. The second book finally starts to get interesting. The kids leave poverty, they join the army, then get to start learning magic and what the the author do? He jumps ahead almost 3 years skipping everything! He could have had 3 years of Harry Potter but instead jumps right on past it. OMG! I really just want to abandon the series.