I was thrilled to find this book available and so well spoken by Humphrey Bower. Truely exciting fantasy. It is a joy to be wrapped up in the langua..Show More »ge that Cornish has created, a wonderfully realised world. (Not long now till Book 3 is out, Huzzah!!)
I chose this series as a alternate genre to normal and not least because of the narrator, the first book was entertaining and original with a good use..Show More » of character. The second, however, has shades of Harry Potter and is trying to hard to invent new names for everyday items, the use of a single location with secret passages and an ongoing battle between good and evil within. fought by two understudies supported by a well meaning head and undermined by senior individuals could easily be mistaken for Hogwarts. I hope the third book moves away from this and regains the originality of the first instalment. For those that enjoy fantasy and want another version of the Potter series, this is just the book for you.
I am a devoted listener to books narrated by Humphrey Bower and would suggest to anyone that they should focus on his renditions, this series does however show his limits with many of the accents no different to those used in his Bryce Courtney books, I feel it is time he learnt some new characters to add to his repertoire.
As a 57 year old male, I might not be "qualified" to enjoy the Lamplighter trilogy (it being a Young Adult read), but I have enjoyed every minute of i..Show More »t. I became very attached to Rossamünd and the other characters in the story. The narration of Humphrey Bower is always amazing, but in this case the excellence was due as much to the writing as the narration. If you are a person who is willing to let his or her imagination roam free, I challenge you to listen to the this trilogy (begin with the first book, of course). You will not be disappointed.
While some trilogies end with a whimper, rather than a bang, the ending of the final book (Factotum) was unpredictable and satisfying.
Dont be fooled by this series this is no childs tale. Horrors both man and beast run through these pages and you will soar with telling of the tale of..Show More » young Rosamund Bookchild. Expertly illustrated by the author himself (not that you can see this in an audio book) open your eyes and mind to world of the Monster blood tattoo series you wont be disappointed.