Quite a good read, well written. However I'd already watched series 1 of the TV version. Normally i love books better and was expecting great things, but in this case i was sadly disappointed by the book compared to the show.
Very very slow, with little action.
The worst thing was that the characters had almost zero abilities (especially Manfred) in the book compared with the TV series. No Ghosts in this book, not even Xylda !
I diddnt like the type/page format for the conversations, I found i was having to re-read them several times as it was frequently unclear who was speaking.
The description given of Lemuel made his romantic pairing with Olivia, to me not only highly unlikely but also cringe-worthy.
Probably wont buy the rest of the books, will watch the show instead...
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz (8 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 057509284X
- ISBN-13: 978-0575092846
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.9 x 22.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 458 g
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