A new type of bogle emerges; one that can be killed by anyone. As Alfred contemplates his limited options, Ned acknowledges he is luckier. Although illiterate, he is bright, daring and resourceful enough to reshape his life. But there are mysteries to be solved, and journeys to be undertaken through a trail of magic and folklore.
This brilliant series brings to life the London of orphaned children and lives consisting of poverty, squalor and hardship, starvation and brutality. The outstanding descriptions and Catherine Jinks’ skilful artistry with words and construction easily draws the reader into every imaginative setting. It heightened all my senses and I journeyed through old London’s contrasting social levels and the pathos of survival in an almost interactive way.
Click on the links to read our KBR reviews of the first two books in the trilogy, A Very Unusual Pursuit and A Very Peculiar Plague.
Title: A Very Singular Guild (City of Orphans #3)
Author: Catherine Jinks
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: January 2014
For ages: 12+
Type:Middle Fiction, Young Adult Fiction