Just wondering if anyone, besides me remembers, this book. I would say it was intended for young readers, but I remember it being a wee bit on the violent side. Not egregiously so, but somewhat more then your average young reader novel. It was, after all, centered around the murder of the main character's old friend.

I always thought it would make a decent movie, but CGI opens up far more possibilities then ever before. Since none of the characters are human, this would make a gorgeous fantasy epic, even if it went only one round. Anyone?