I think the author's purpose was to provide an entertaining book to read. I think the book would be good for ages 9-13, but my parents thought they might like it too. The book is well written and keeps your attention with the storyline feature of going back and forth in time. For example, there is a point where someone travels back in time, becomes young again, and then raises an army for Amos. The author did a good job putting in mythology at certain parts in the book and it wouldn't be as good without it. I would recommend this book to most of my friends and anyone who likes mythology.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Dickinson, Texas United States