“All in all it was good. Not great. Not Horrible.
I feel that overall, as a series, Garth Nix had a difficult time with pacing especially towards the beginning of a book. Consequently that lends to a sort of compressed ending, that wraps erything up, but not in a way that I (as a reader) felt completely satisfied. It was as if everything was being shoved into a canon and then, 50 pages away from the end, Nix yelled "fire!".
Much like Sabriel, I felt characterization was seriously lacking, but the creepy setting and cinematic descriptions kind of made up for it. Kind of. I'd recommend it if you are not looking for an overly heavy story- it's light, it's entertaining, and it's fun for what it is... If you can call a series aboutnecromancy and the undead "light" or "fun".”