Read: June 2006
Having recently spent $6million acquiring the Hollywood film rights, Twentieth Century Fox will be hoping this book is as big a success here as in its native Russia where more than one million hardback copies have already been sold. In a time of blurred moral and political demarcation, this is a vital book (the first in a trilogy) in which the ancient forces of light and dark struggle to live alongside each other in unwelcome acquiescence and disturbing compromise. Written with the humour of Buffy and the pace of The Matrix, this is a blockbuster novel, ready made for the big screen. Read it now before it becomes massive.
PLEASE NOTE: This review was written in the summer of 2006 before either book or film were even released. I am well aware the film has been released since (along with three other books in the series) and will try to update this review in the near future.
6 out of 10