I was hoping that this one wasn't Harry Potter since I already have them, but wasn't sure what it was. The answer took me by surprise.
Not what I was expecting and while I do like two movies of Stephen King, normally I am not much of a fan. Plus, this is part of a series, but I did see that before starting that book a history section is included. Perhaps it won't be so bad then?
By the description I figured it took place in historical Scotland, which I was correct about but wasn't sure of the century. It sounds like a good read.