Tommy Black and the Staff of Light started off a bit slower than I expected. However, it quickly became exciting within the first few pages as I continued to read. The action almost never stopped, which made this book very hard to put down. A simple trip to a restaurant turned into a battle for survival when Tommy gained a great power, and his grandfather lost it. Through the course of the story, some secrets were discovered, while others were hidden. Overall, this book could not be better. Jake Kerr is an author I will follow. I look forward to reading the sequel, Tommy Black and the Coat of Invincibility.