Actually, this is the second time I read this fantasy. I picked it up from my pile in a hurry as I was already late for my flight. I wanted something quick so that I can try speed-reading on the go. Half way through, I knew I had read it before but I can't really recall the story. But that didn't stop me from continuing until the last page. It's a typical drama Melayu pukul 7 with a fantasy twist to it, of faraway kingdoms, magical talking animals, a mysterious curse, sword fights, all in the midst of family dramas and conflicts.
It's a 3 out of 5 stars from me.
On another note, I need to reshelve my piles. Read. To-be-read. To-be-REread. Lulz