I may just be the wrong age for this but it just doesn't quite work for me. For me it reads like the Colour of Magic, trying very hard to be metatextual but in many ways failing to really be original with the texts. Whit and Wisty Allgood are trying to stay alive and in the process learn how their gifts work, meanwhile the villain, the One who is the One is being very stage-villan-y and obvious, very unsubtle. I may read the rest of this series but honestly I'm not pushed. The best fun is the back pages with the banned books list and why they're banned. There are some good ideas lurking in this series, I'm not entirely sure that the authors are executing the ideas as well as they could.