Testing day is here and Al is worried about his rank. His friends Wisp and Trillia are waiting together. Al goes in and his entire world is changed. He is ranked a Zero and must run for his life. The story takes you with him as he learns all about what he must do to change the world and save his friends and family. It is a great story about life and how to handle the bad stuff. He fights dragons and Cullers and Magisters, and he does learn how to handle a sword. I know boys will like this with all the fighting, but I think girls will like it also. Looking forward to reading more from Mr. Matthews.
Review by Marsha Artigues, Eisenhower Jr High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: 6th grade and up
Written by Patrick Matthews
Release Date: March 1, 2013
ISBN: 9780545450683 (hardcover)