Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse
by Kaleb Nation
Series: Bran Hambric #1
Published: September 9, 2009
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Format: Hardcover (430 pages)
In a bustling metropolis where magic is outlawed, a six-year-old child is found inside a locked bank vault. A scrap of paper reveals his name: Bran Hambric. The child remembers nothing of his life before the vault. Only magic could have done this. But why would any mage risk breaking the law to place a child in a bank vault?
This book has so many similarities to Harry Potter that it felt like poorly written rip off. As an adult, I found it too immature for my taste. Kaleb Nation wrote this book when he was a teenager and I could tell. Young boys would probably like this book better than I did. I decided to read this book after I found his blog Twilight Guy. His writing there is very funny. Hopefully his next stories will be more original.
Content Rating: Everyone (I read it a while ago and I can’t say for sure, but it’s a middle school book and fairly clean).