April 2011, Mogzilla
176 pages, Paperback
Mad scientists, strange machines, intrigue, secrets, adventure, friendships, families
Summary by Mogzilla
“There are worse people than me, boy. Much worse.”
Mandrake von Guggenstein has escaped!Snatched on the day of his execution by a nightmare creature called Grilsgarter, the Terror of Beacon is loose again.The clock is ticking. Can brothers Ludwig and Hephaestus find him before their world is plunged into darkness again?
Nayuleska's reasons for loving Ludwig...considering all the trouble his father caused, he bears up pretty well under public scrutiny and is resourceful.
How evil/nasty is the enemy? Put it this way, when I saw the enemy, I felt my body go on edge, I wanted to be surrounded by fluffy cushions, lots of chocolate, and felt that if I looked out the window, the enemy would be there.
Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? It was a book I couldn't second guess what happened next, which was rather fun (although I do like it when my theories prove correct)
One of my favourite parts was...when Ludwig hid a mini HELOT, which became useful later on. It shows he thinks in all shades of grey, not just black and white.
I give this 9/10!
Make sure you're up to date with the story from book one, Haywired