I've read them, and found the writing good but poor or forced in areas. Yes, it is written by someone younger but it helps when the parents pubish it, hehe.
I'm sure theres millions of excellent stories that any of you could successfully write with the right help editting, the boost of a publisher already in place (hangup for a lot of writers), and good marketing. It's a good story, and I'm looking forward to more fantasy by this writer in the future.
-care of Wikipedia.org
Common Sense Media, a family-friendly review site, was particularly scathing, stating that, "It's not long, however, before they begin to notice the long-winded descriptions, the clichés and hackneyed dialogue, and the derivative nature of the plot—straight out of Star Wars by way of The Lord of the Rings, with bits of other great fantasies thrown in here and there. That this is a great achievement for one so young is undeniable, and many children will love it. It certainly ranks right up there with other derivative, overblown fantasies written by adults, such as Terry Brooks's Sword of Shannara series.