This book was a wonderful tale about ancient, not-so-human creatures. The beginning of the book started off a bit slow without much action, but this allowed room for introducing the characters. Although the main character, Danny, was 14, the author made him come across as younger and naive. A strong secondary character was Danny’s sister, Rachel. The book never says how old she was, but her character was developed extraordinarily well, and she came across as being close to Danny’s age.
Once the plot got moving, the author kept my attention with one exciting twist after another. Though slightly predicable, the climax of the story was excellent and wrapped up the story well.
I really enjoyed how the author threw in a "family feud" scenario. This book had several surprises that were enjoyable to read. Overall, the story was well written and kept my attention all the way through.