The Bone Magician by F.E. Higgins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a wonderful middle grade age mystery that is a paraquel to The Black Book of Secrets, meaning they take place at the same time. This story is set in the fictional town of Urbs Umida which is split by a foul smelling river into north and south sections. The north is where the wealthy live and often smells better than the south.
There is more than one mystery taking place in this story. Some are more easy to untangle than others. Pin Carpue is searching for his father who has been accused of killing Pin's uncle when he runs across the Bone Magician that has the ability to speak for the dead. Pin is determined to find this secret. Meanwhile, there is a serial killer terrorizing the city and everyone is afraid to go out at night.
I loved the new characters as well as the tangle of mysteries taking place and the ties to the Black Book of Secrets. I'm intrigued to see how things continue in the books to come. And I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a bit of a dark mystery. Its not just a good read for kids. I loved it.
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