We read this book as a family and had a hard time putting it down. We looked forward to every evening when we could enter into the world of the "Sword and Scion". The characters were interesting, and we enjoyed how Jackson so subtly grew the character's strengths throughout. It is a clean book with no language, or scenes - just good action and character development. The story is intriguing, and we are anxious for the next book to come out so we can find out what happened. If you like fantasy, I don't think you will be disappointed in this book.