- File Size: 4345 KB
- Print Length: 364 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Moonbird Press (September 19, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 19, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01L60SZ9U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Despite being in an entirely new place with some wondrously inventive world-building going on, I felt much more at home in this book than the previous one. I think this may be partly because we are in one time and space place, not multiple and crossing dimensions as in the other books. We tend to stick with Mark’s adventure, then Abbey’s, rather than more complex arrangements of who knows whom, and who’s with whom, in which alternative reality. Also, all the characters whose names begin with S started to make sense to me (although I still get some of them mixed up). The two factions within the new world are nicely delineated and I loved it when the Sixth showed their abilities. The atmosphere under the mountain (an Abbey and Caleb journey) was intense, suffocating and ghostly all at the same time.
There is a protracted battle towards the end, which started to make me wonder whether this can still be classed as MG, but like a lot of us who start series within MG, they seem to grow up of their own accord. There is nothing gratuitous, but it is fierce, and people die. The combination of ‘alternative’ powers and science/technology in this book is terrific, and it all comes to a head in this battle.
This episode is pacy, informative, beautifully descriptive, and really brings you into a sense of place (even when in no-place – like Harry in King’s Cross in HP Book 7). If, like me, you’ve followed the series through, you’ll be feeling more confident about tackling the next in the series. If you haven’t read the series yet, start with A Pair of Docks. You won’t regret it.