Top positive review
No, not a Potter clone - A great start to a wonderful series!
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2017
Let me start by saying, the first Harry Potter book was nothing special either. The author evolved and I believe this author is doing the same. I had to start with the 3rd book (I proofread it) and yes, they get better and better.
This was a self-published SmashWords book, and if I'm not mistaken, was originally released totally free. His readers suggested he market his books. So although you will find some grammatical and/or spelling errors, it was not enough to slow me down and I am eagerly looking forward to reading book 2.
At times it feels like it's going in circles - let me remind you, this is the first book written by this author. I think he did very well.
I am an adult reader who enjoys YA Action/Adventure books and this was exciting enough for my tastes. Although predictable, it was still a fun read for me and I hated that it ended. It was only predictable in that the hero will survive!
I love what another reviewer said about "proofreading not being a requirement in the wizard's world." Perhaps people don't know that Indie-Authors rely on volunteers to proofread in return for getting the books for free. I have proofread a few books now and I only wonder how many read but never get around to the "proofing." It does take time and is still not 100%. If misspellings and grammar bother you, why not consider offering to proofread on an author you like.