I am happy to note that Charlie Bone is living among humans and a perfectly normal child (except he is endowed with the gift of hearing people talking in pictures).
I am scared that the evil persons are always lurking nearby (this include Charlie's Grandma Bone and her 3 evil Yewbeam sisters; not like Voldemort who always seemed so far away).
I am truly happy that Charlie Bone befriends with other children who are not endowed as him (his best friends are Benjamin and Fidelio, not an endowed child - normal like me.. heheh)
I am glad the book does not lose its pace (I have read 4 books, currently).
Excuse me Ms Jenny Nimmo, I am officially your biggest fan from Malaysia. (I am glad I buy this series on impulse)
Children of the Red King is a popular series of children's fantasy novel written by British author Jenny Nimmo. It is also known as the "Charlie Bone" series and, before it was extended to six books, (approaching eight) as the "Red King Quintet".
The protagonist of the series is Charlie Bone, a twelve-year-old boy endowed with supernatural talents to converse and "visit" people contained within photographs or paintings.
As a result of his powers, Charlie is sent to Bloor's Academy, a boarding school for those endowed with magical, artistic, dramatic or musical talents. While he makes enemies among the owners, the Bloors, who persist in mayhem and havoc as they attempt to bring every endowed person under their control, he also makes a significant number of friends who assist in his attempts to preserve the good.
The series follows Charlie as he aids those who have been persecuted by the Bloors, and searches for clues over his father's disappearance many years ago.