Maybe 2 stars is a little bit harsh, but I just couldn`t "get into it".
I felt like author started with some story and then just abruptly stopped. I felt like there were some unfinished situations in the story.
I can`t say that I liked characters either. They had their flaws, and it made them real, but they were not likable.
This book is definitely not like Harry Potter, which I wasn`t expecting anyway, but to me it`s not even close like it.
Author "borrowed" a lot from The Chronicles of Narnia.
Maybe it was a tribute to C. S. Lewis˙s book, I don`t know, but it reminded me of them. Maybe even too much.
I won`t read the next book.