This gothic, gory novel—the third book in the Printz Honor–winning Monstrumologist series—is “articulately literary, horrifically grotesque, and mind-bendingly complex” (Kirkus Reviews).
When Dr. Warthrop goes hunting for the “Holy Grail of Monstrumology” with his eager new assistant, Arkwright, he leaves Will Henry in Victorian New York. Finally, Will can enjoy something that always seemed out of reach: a normal life with a real family. But part of Will can’t let go of Dr. Warthrop, and when Arkwright returns, claiming that the doctor is dead, Will is devastated—and not convinced.
Determined to discover the truth, Will travels to London, knowing that if he succeeds, he will be plunging into depths of horror worse than anything he has experienced so far. His journey takes him to Socotra, the Isle of Blood, where human beings are used to make nests and blood rains from the sky—and puts Will Henry’s loyalty to the ultimate test.
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I have certainly enjoyed the first three books and have downloaded and am looking forward to the fourth and last. Alas, I will be sorry to end the series, what a great ride. Highly recommend you read in order the four monstumology books.
Little long in the middle.
The third installment of Rick Yancey's Monstrumologist series is a great tale that is as much about how monsters are made as it is about chasing them. All of it seen through the lens on a young boys eyes.