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Monster Blood Tattoo: Factotum
In book three of the this series, Rossumund is now working as a factotum for the famous monster slayer, Europe. They return to her home but danger follows. This book has Europe and Rossumund caught up in rumours, political intrigue, new friends and old and of course more monster hunting. An exciting and satisfying ending to the series.
The third (and in my opinion) best book in the series, 'Factotum' continues to explore the nature of Rosamund Bookchild. There have been numerous dark hints that Rosamund could be more than he appears. He appears to be a simple lamplighter, an undersized foundling or orphan who is uncommonly gentle and who grieves when innocent monsters are murderd by a population bent on exterminating all types of bogies, bogles and monsters. Cornish has created a fabulous (in every sense of the word) world where hunmanity is forced to live along government roads and take incredible precautions in order to avoid becoming the next meal of a marauding predator.
In this book, the mystery of Rosamund's strange name grows dangerous as monsters question his allegiance with humans. Finally he is placed in a position where his life is in danger as he is accused of being in fact, a monster. He is rescued by the Branden Rose who declares him her factotum and so he enters a new community with elevated status but he is not safe. he has enemies who are determined to capture him and experiment believing he holds the key to eternal youth.
A wonderful, quirky, authentic and powerful read. Readers of Lemony Snicket, Northern Lights and lovers of movies such as 'Up' should get a kick out of Cornish's creation.