What’s it all about?
Monsters. Mad Scientists. Danger.
Dark forces are converging on the sleepy town of Autumn’s Hallow. Monsters in the woods, mad scientists on the loose and sinister minions lurk. Four young friends must band together to uncover a secret plot that threatens them, the town they live in and the people they love. It’s up to Blaine Davis, Daschle Gaunt, Shelley Merry and Drake Harker, heirs to fantastic powers to stop an evil that threatens to consume the world. Can the Monster Squad thwart the evil Victor von Frankenstein in time?
The Grimms, grasping a frightened Vickie, looked at their fallen leader with alarm. Drake stared at them with his eyes glowing a bright blue. They let go of her and stalked toward Igor who stood with the Grimm Reaper nearby. Igor let the bird fly with a flurry of feathers and talons and turned toward the two boys. He pointed the metal cylinder at the first. Drake heard a high-pitched whine and winced.
Peter opened the door to let the Major in. ‘What have you found?’ he asked urgently. ‘It’s not good…’ the Major said bleakly. ‘A wreckage has been found in the mountains. Bodies badly burned’. Peter stared at the Major with eyes of steel. ‘No survivors’.
What did I think?
I really enjoyed this book. I love fantasy/Sci-Fi writing and anything that combines werewolves, minions, secret societies and monsters is all right with me! The pace is good, the characters are well written and interesting.
The involvement of classical monsters and historical events in the story is an interesting twist. I particularly liked the inclusion of modern scientific developments and the correct use of laboratory equipment (my not so inner scientist approved!).
There are villains aplenty and no-one is quite who they seem. I’m looking forward to the sequel (always a good sign), as the book ends on something of a cliffhanger.
This is a great book for fans of old-school Sci-Fi movies where the mystery is often more terrifying than the monster itself!
You can check out my interview with the author Christian here.