I would have enjoyed the youngling’s story more if the kids’dialog didn’t sound like Jar Jar Binks. Having raised 4 boys, the dialog was unrealistic and distracting.
Still, I happily own most of S.E. Smith’s audio books and a lot of her ebooks. I enjoy her writing, usually, and her attention to detail really helps you to feel like you’re a part of her story.
David Brenin does an excellent job, as usual.
I still would recommend this book to fans of this author, but for new fans…this is not the best example of her capabilities as a writer. She usually has strong dialog from realistic characters.