I received this book for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Overview: Adolphus Pringle hasn’t truly known a relatively normal day since he befriended Henry Hunter. It doesn’t matter what’s going on at school, Henry is liable to drag, albeit a willing, Dolf along for the trek for whatever he is hunting at the time. On this trip, Henry has heard of a monster that would make the fabled Count Dracula shake. Will they find this monster as a fable? Or more from the unique viewpoint of an entrée?
Story Telling: We get a middle-grade adventure novel. As with many children’s adventure stories, there’s a touch of the fantastical running through it.
Likes: Henry has a pretty open mind. He is always looking for the next unknown item or creature. Dolf has a loyal heart. He does helps out the best he knows how.
Bella shows a type of family-oriented repentance.
Dislikes: Henry’s parents may have felt a sense of monetary responsibility (what ever that means)–or as the books calls it ‘a bad attack of responsibility’–but where was their parental responsibility? Is the phrase ‘monetary responsibility,’ even the way it’s put in the book, a code for feeling guilty for being rich? Because, the way that the family made their billions is no reason to feel guilty.
And I get why Bella lied, I just don’t agree with it.
Oh, and has The Order of the Dragon never read or watched any scary stories? Don’t they know that worshipping anything, other than the Creator of heaven and earth, ends badly?
Favorite Character: It would be Dolf.
Favorite Quote: Unfortunately, I’ve been requested to not quote from my copy this time around.
Favorite Scene: I enjoyed the sneaking around in Whitby.
Conclusion: This was a fun and cute book. Enjoy it with your hunters, though I don’t advise them to put much stock into the tabloid articles.