Combine anthropology with adventure, throw in some mythical creatures, let the result be written in the mesmerising stile of Isabel Allende, and you get a magnificent trilogy that awakens a whole range of child-like emotions of wonder and amazement.

There was nothing better when I grew up than the new instalment of a book series I loved coming out. I tore through Harry Potter, Eragon, Lord of the Rings, and many others and after that I felt a little lost. No series sparked that childhood enjoyment or sucked me in so badly as those books had done when I was younger. And then I found City of the Beasts and learned that it had two sequels!

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