Why am I reading this at all? This is for young young people? I'll read through this series with "speed" so that I can have the education of a classic. Hopefully I learn something.
This book may have been a classic or a standard in its time but it is total crap in totals flooded fantasy market.
Same story retold 1000's of times, this is yet another straight copy of Lord of the Rings
Group of heroes start out to fight evil before evil overtakes the land.
Some good guys die in route
One of the good guys turns out to be greedy.
Everyone gets caught and just about all hope is lost.
Bad guy turns good and saves the day.
King returns and rewards everyone
Evil dies and the land is saved.
Sound familiar? This is the plot of every other book out there on the market.