I really really liked this book a lot~!
In ways, it is a classic coming of age fantasy story, but it was different enough that I became thoroughly involved and couldn't put this book down! The theme of fear, and it's crippling effect on society resounded throughout the work.
The title character is well fleshed out, as are his eventual companions. I understood everyone's motivations, and need to do something more against their enemy.
I regret the fact that it was a library book, and I cant imemediately reread it.
I have to go buy both this one and Desert Spear.