Rick Yancey is the author of The Monstrumologist, The Curse of the Wendigo, The Isle of Blood, and The Final Descent. He is also the author of The Fifth Wave series. Rick lives with his wife Sandy and two sons in Gainesville, Florida. Visit him at RickYancey.com.
* "Articulately literary, horrifically grotesque and mind-bendingly
complex, Yancey's trilogy conclusion might be the best of the
Monstrumologist trilogy. His 19th-century dialogue and descriptions
run even smoother than the previous two titles, and his characters
have grown deeply complex. He deftly blurs lines between science
and the supernatural, and what results is a long,
dark-night-of-the-soul journey for both Will Henry and Pellinore
that is certain to turn the hearts and the stomachs of every reader
who dares open its pages."--"Kirkus Reviews", starred review
* "The relationship between Will and his master has never been more complex...Yancey's skill as a stylist cannot be denied."--"Booklist", starred review
"A wonderful mix of period fiction and gothic horror"--"The Horn Book"
"An excellent addition to an amazing series. The language is perfect, era-appropriate, and wryly humorous. The details are gruesome and horrific and not for the squeamish. The action is exciting and well-paced. The characters, their relationships, and the moral dilemmas they face, however, are the true hub of the story. Warthrop is gorgeously complex--at turns petulant and enthusiastic, selfish and giving, frighteningly intelligent, then blinded by ambition. But it is Will Henry who grows in this story, as he starts truly becoming a man...This is a wonderful book, and readers will yearn for the next in the series."--"VOYA"
Gr 9 Up-The chronicle of Will Henry's apprenticeship with 19th-century monstrumologist Pellinore Warthrop continues with the pair's most dangerous and psychologically revealing adventure to date.ÅThe arrival of a grotesque and deadly package heralds a clue to the whereabouts of Typhoeus magnificum, the "Holy Grail of monstrumology."ÅWarthrop's obsession with finding the Unseen One is all-consuming and neither he nor Will Henry will escape unscathed.ÅListeners are treated to another stellar performance from Steven Boyer who returns for the third installment (S & S, 2011) of Rick Yancey's riveting and gruesome series.ÅHis nuanced narration allows listeners to fully appreciate the fascinating and penetrating examination of monsters and men.Å Boyer deftly switches between distinct character voices, yet never allows them to overshadow the philosophical underpinnings of the narrative or the extraordinarily complex relationship between Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop that is at the heart of the series.ÅListeners will be completely absorbed by the tale as Yancey delves deep into the core of his characters and explores their fears, faults, trials, and triumphs.ÅThe next installment can't come soon enough.-Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, ILÅ (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.