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The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
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Jan 04, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: childrens-fiction
Read in January, 2011

If you like Harry Potter and you like Lightening Thief, I can almost guarantee that you'll like this book. There are some striking similarities between this and Harry Potter... not quite passing the plagiarism border. They're both about magic schools, both main characters have dark hair, Series starts around the same age (this guy's 12), they're going through the whole hero cycle thing where they're destined for a dangerous and probably fatal world-saving mission. Despite all of these similarities, I never FELT like I was in a knock off of Harry Potter. The writing wasn't quite as good as HP, but wasn't merely as amateur as LT. Overall, I feel like I found a little gem because I picked it up off the library shelves at random and haven't heard anything about it, but it was engaging, endearing, and entertaining.
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Lily Why only two stars?


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