new book #3
by Rick Yancey
I was just going to buy the two books, A Wise Man's Fear and Sapphique. But then this really nice girl at the bookstore (the one who recommended Perdido Street Station) said I had to read this. It had a "staff pick'' sticker on it.
It is 1888 and Will, a boy, is apprenticed to Pellinore, a monstrumologist - a scientist who studies, and sometimes hunts monsters. After the corpse of an Anthropophagi* attached to a dead girl is delivered to the lab, it is up to Will and Pellinore to stop the monsters before more people die. Here's a brief sample from page 3:
Chapter One ~ A Singular Curosity
"These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed."
I'm going to read this one first.
* a headless, shark-toothed biped.