The vocabulary is electrifying - Jobling's first description of a monster in the book is tremendous and reels the reader in for more. [...] Overall, it feels written with love. They say you should write the book you'd want to read for yourself - I imagine that's exactly what Curtis Jobling has done. Kids will monster munch it up.
As you'd expect this is full of thrilling action sequences but Max is a proper character, a decent young man at that, and his sardonic commentary on the gruesome goings on keep the balance between frightening and funny. Monstrous fun!
Curtis Jobling's writing is crackingly good in this story injected with wisecracks, bone-cracks and crooked crucifixes as Max confronts an ancient evil. Fans of Percy Jackson are going to absolutely lap this one up.
You'd expect horror, but what surprises with this book is the clever way that there's plenty of humour too, as well as a hero who isn't just out to destroy by force; he is much more clever than that.
This action-packed thriller sets up what promises to be a series filled w ith legend, lore, and epic battles.