hi! I have gotten away from my old passion which was reading. Decided I'm going to re-read my favorite book series of all time. This was the story that originally got me into reading as a kid. I'm 24 now and I'm half way through Merchant of Death as of today. I had forgotten how much these books suck you into the world...its really amazing even today. Thanks again Mr. MacHale for making such a great series that all started with this book. thanks!