Praise for The Rover and The Destruction of Books:
"Tolkienesque" --Locus on The Destruction of the Books
"A rousing swashbuckling story" -- Library Journal on The Destruction of the Books
"Odom's bouncy, funny, cliff-hanger adventure is perfect for the Potter crowd, with enough puns, wry asides, and satirical send-ups to amuse Tolkien fans." -- Kirkus Reviews on Destruction of the Books
"In the familiar tradition of The Lord of the Rings" - Publishers Weekly on The Destruction of the Books
"A surefire page-turner" -- Booklist (starred review) on The Rover
"Smartly told" --Library Journal on The Rover
" A charming fantasy ...a cute, smartly told pastiche of Tolkien and Terry Brooks"
--Kirkus Reviews on The Rover
"Mel Odom really knows how to keep a reader turning pages" --Lynn Abbey
"Odom has created a likable, believable character who will continue his adventures as a newly promoted Second Level Librarian in charge of great books. Fans of the movie version of Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring will be looking for books to satisfy their interest in weefolks. Readers will enjoy the wealth of creatures in this tale of magic, mystery, and self-discovery, and will stand up and cheer for this little guy who reaches for his best shot and saves the day."
--School Library Journal on The Rover