After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency, wants them - and only them - to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover.
What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But in a shocking cliff-hanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along.
©2016 Jonathan Stroud (P)2016 Listening Library
cliffhanger ending and now used to the narrator, great performance. switching narrators earlier in the series made for a dislike of the newer performance but after Hollow Boy we now have continuity of narrator which is better
Recently found a love for books and with Audible I can clean and keep going - I also use it in my classroom to urge kids to read.
Many suspicions cine alive and many diminish, but one thing for sure, Lockwood & Co will always have intense action scenes and the true sense of danger looking beyond the next valley. Great Book and the Skull Rocks!
Another great addition to the lockwood & co series. Personally I thought it was better than the hollow boy (previous book) as it didn't drag in parts.
Still another solid addition to a good series by Jonathan Stroud. Excellent writing style and interesting characters. The lockwood & co series neatly closes each story in the book but the overarching plot across the series has moved very little and quite slowly. There is some movement there but still quite slow with the plot. Minor unclosed story holes, eg what happened to the winkmans' post escape and why didn't the team try to look more in to the capes meant some threads were left open for future books (hence only 4 stars).
However, it's still a fun read and I recommend the book to anyone following Jonathan Stroud or this series.
Did not see that ending coming. I thought the bombshell at the end of the third book was big. Nope! The whole story was very well-woven, but that ending makes me want the next one before another year goes by. If I say anymore, I'll give away spoilers.
Stroud has once again outdone himself. This series just ups the ante over and over again. Waiting a year for the final volume is going to be tough. There is in my opinion no current author who writes for all ages who can match him. Cannot wait for the finale.
Report Inappropriate Content