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The Stranger's Magic: The Labyrinths of Echo, Book Three by Max Frei

Friday, August 24, 2012
The addictive next book by the fantastical bestselling Max Frei the Labyrinths of Echo series–the adventures of Sir Max, who was once a loser but discovers a new world–has been an international literary sensation since its debut. In this new book, Sir Max once again travels to the enchanted parallel world of Echo, where magic is commonplace and where he fits right in. Plunging back into the astounding realm first portrayed in The Stranger ('s #1 Book of 2009) and continued in The Stranger's Woes, Frei's new work that blends fantasy, horror, philosophy, and comedy. Readers will welcome this "utterly original" (Bookslut) volume of the new adventures of Sir Max
Goodreads Summary

This book is mind blowing.  It is a novel that took some effort for me to read because of the detail that Frei gave to his work.  Max Frei’s world is thoroughly described.  A maximum amount of detail is given to everything: characters, descriptions, language, and settings. 
All this detail means that many readers will have an easier, more enjoyable experience if they start with the first book in the series.  There is a lot of background that needs to be explained and because of the language barrier, it takes a minute to figure out.  After the reader is caught up with the new vocabulary though, the action, humor, and excitement will have them loving this series. 
Personally, I wish I had read the first few books, but I was definitely able to love The Stranger’s Magic as a standalone.  In this novel, Max must save the world.  He and his comrades face-off against the bad guys who are threatening their world.  Anyone could love these books.
4 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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