Don't want to judge before reading, but sounds like an outtake/offtake from Harry Potter.
Yah it sorta sounds like a HP spin off.
No really, I read the chatpers on his website, it isn't anything like HP! Okay the beginning sounds like it but j. k. rowling didn't invent the orphan boy wizard anyway. I can't wait for the book myself and I think it so cool that Pel interviewed him there, it was great