Darren Shan is one of those authors that you either love or hate. Personally I love the guy’s writing but that doesn’t mean that it will appeal to everyone. Within this offering is a tale that will keep you guessing, some great characters and to be honest quite a bit of growth and whilst you can technically read this without having read the previous two I’d heavily advise against that as you won’t get the full Shan flavour. It’s quirky, its twisted and to be honest the weirdness is strangely appealing. A great offering from the author in this series and definitely a real piece of escapism.