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I've read and finished SoTQB now. I enjoyed it more than the first book in the series. To me, the world building feels a bit forced early on, and some of the explanation n the footnotes is defintely aimed at a young readership. About a third of the way through I felt it was dragging,then I suddenly got in sync with the writing and the plot, and zipped through the rest of the book without pausing.
I think I'll reread Dragonslayer soon, I can't remember much of it.
I have just finished re reading Dragonslayer and while it is aimed at a 'juvenile' audience it should be made a 'reading out aloud' textbook as it flows well and is interesting enough to keep the reader involved.
How many books can you comfortably read out aloud in an orotorian type voice?