Thomas Farrell is given his inheritance from his father on his eleventh birthday: a glass with a serpent in it and a prepaid education at a boarding school for gifted children. He requests to bring his adoptive sister with him to school and off they go for their first term, Thomas hoping his questions about his parents will soon be answered.
The Serpent in the Glass borrowed heavily from ideas found in Harry Potter as well as other fantasy series (but mostly Harry Potter). The story starts slow, but really takes off once all the characters and settings have been introduced. It’s fun to read (if a little too similar to Hary Potter). My 8 and 10 year old sons liked it a lot. It makes an very nice read aloud for families.
4 (out of 5) Stars
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