Nightborn has been named a Staff Pick by Nicola's Books of Ann Arbor, Michigan. And their Staff Reviews, Nathan, who is entering the fifth grade, gives it a wonderful review.
"I think the amount of fighting and the love for games in the book is amazing! It even comes with instructions on how to play the game they play throughout the book. The game is called charioteers, and they play it to win information from people. But Karn likes games, so he plays charioteers for fun also. It is based on racing in a hippodrome, which is a racing track for chariots.
It is a good book, a little bit like The Percy Jackson series. It is definitely like the book 'Thrones and Bones: Frostborn.'
I would recommend it if you like strategy and action."