Several sub-plots apparently independent from each other that at the end are really the same story, all entertaining and very challenging - physically and/or mentally - for Fix Castor.
Mike Carey writes so well - and his stories are really compelling.
If you enjoy vaguely (but, really, only vaguely) creepy stories packed full of action, zombies, ghosts, demons, werewolves and the such (and most of them are good guys, mind), do yourself a favour and read this.
I found this book to be much better than the first one. There was twice as much action, and Felix has developed a much more likable personality. His wit is sharper and although I found his retorts and comebacks funny, they were twice as fun to read in this book.
The storyline was much better, and more exciting. More twists and turns were added to make the plot more interesting. I liked how the main plot branched out into several mini story arcs, but they all came to an end and were all tied up nicely. It wasn’t confusing and it was clearly written for the reader to understand without any problems.
Juliet happened to be the big surprise for me in this book, and I couldn’t help but like her despite the contract she has to adhere to. She turned out to be the secondary character that really grew on me. I liked her. She has an interesting relationship with Felix. They need to help each other yet she has to keep to her contract. There’s conflict but it seems more likely that Juliet will be Felix’ sidekick - at least I hope so because they do seem to make a great pair when working together. (Even though it looks like Juliet does the easy work and Felix does the dirty harmful parts).
The action was most of the main focus in this book. Plenty of fighting, explosions, Felix running from the law and fighting numerous adversaries, it’s all a lot of good fun reading. It annoyed me immensely when the police thought Felix was behind a crime and was hindering his investigation. You could feel his frustration and anger, but you cheered when he managed to get out of the situation in time.
I am definitely going to continue reading this series. I’m hoping it all goes well with Felix Castor, as bad luck always seems to follow him wherever he goes! Those who are new to the series, I know the first one isn’t as good, but stick with it, because this one makes it well worth the read. All the action starts here in this book and the ending will make you want to go and find out what happens next....Continua