Of their ultimate bad event, can Will Henry suffer a monstrumological terror with out his mentor? “Beyond an easy finale, it is a courageous assertion in regards to the duplexity of fine and evil, and the lethal capture within which we all are snared” (Booklist, starred review).
Will Henry has been via greater than turns out attainable for a boy of fourteen. He’s been close to dying on a couple of social gathering, he has gazed into hell—and hell has stared again at him, and recognized his face. yet via all of it, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side.
When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties will be moving, he activates Will with a fury, made up our minds to reclaim his younger apprentice’s devotion. And so Will needs to face essentially the most awful creatures of his monstrumology career—and he needs to face it alone.
Over the process sooner or later, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will hold within the stability. within the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they'll face a monster extra bad than any they can have imagined—and their fates could be decided.
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