The War of the Ember - Kathryn Lasky Okay, now I'm at the end of 15 books. It took all 15 for me to form a really informed opinion on the series, but I'm often like that...


First of all, this book... for promising a "final battle", there was precious little actual battle-- mostly exposition and preparation. I call that poorly paced...


For the series, I thought the world was an intriguing one (talking owls!), but the author didn't really do it justice by building a consistent world, or having any real overarching story or goal. For someone who's casually interested, I'd actually recomend the movie, which has a tightened plot and story arc. Those who liked the movie, I'd kinda recommend the first six books, which stand alone nicely, without slogging through the rest of the books. Final series rating: 3 stars.