An exciting adventure and a chance to meet strange creatures."Oh no", you think "not another fantasy/magic Harry Potterish book" and turn the pages rather gingerly. But by then the book has cast its spell on you. Robin Penmarch has been identified for his latent magical powers and becomes the apprentice of a powerful sorcerer, Quadehar. Robin is soon embroiled in an adventure where he and his friends go in search of a friend who has been mistakenly kidnapped (incidentally, Robin was the intended victim) and encounter strange creatures. This book, the first part of the Book of the Stars Trilogy by Erik L' Homme, is a huge hit with the reader, especially because of the very contemporary language that he uses which makes Robin like the boy next door — normal as they come with his own bundle of fears and aspirations. Yes, it does remind you at times of the "Lord of the Rings", "Harry Potter" and all the other fantasy books that you have read, but then Quadehar weaves its own special spell.Quadehar, The Sorcerer Book of the Stars Trilogy Part One, Erik L'Homme, The Chicken House, Scholastic Inc.