I read about half of it last night and half tonight. It "borrows" much from LOTR and Narnia--
which does not in any way diminish it.
That's about all I'm going to say for now as I accidently got a suspicion from someone else's blog despite all efforts to not read anything about it. It was something I suspected already, but I wish it had not been confirmed until I read it. I teared up a lot while reading the book despite trying very hard not to spoil it for my husband--which I think is to be expected.
I do not feel devastated as I did at the end of Narnia and I do thank Rowling for her gentleness.
EDIT: I think it a very, very good book. I wasn't sure if I made that clear.
More at some later date when cats are out of bags, as it were. I could do an all white post, but temptation might overwhelm someone.