These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed.But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets.The one who saved me...and the one who cursed me.So begins the journal of Will Henry, orphaned... show more
These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed.But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets.The one who saved me...and the one who cursed me.So begins the journal of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore War throp, a man with a most unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. In his time with the doctor, Will has met many a mysterious late-night visitor, and seen things he never imagined were real. But when a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.Critically acclaimed author Rick Yancey has written a gothic tour de force that explores the darkest heart of man and monster and asks the question: When does a man become the very thing he hunts?
Publish date: 2010-07-20
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 447
Edition language: English
Series: The Monstrumologist (#1)
1888. Will Henry ist ein Waisenknabe, der als Assistent bei einem Monstrumologen untergekommen ist. Ein Monstrumologe beschäftigt sich mit Monstern aller Art und begibt sich schon einmal auf die Jagd nach ihnen. Eines Nachts klopft ein Grabräuber an die Tür, weil er hat Schauriges bei seinem Treiben...
Pellinore Warthrop is a jerk, he’s selfish, and completely obsessed with his work. He’s Sherlock, if Sherlock was obsessed with monsters. Even the moment when Warthrop rescued the young woman Kearns used as bait and the way he reacts when Will Henry is almost killed, screamed Sherlock. Sherlock is m...
WOO HOO! This book kicked butt. It was gruesome and kind of terrible in certain parts to read (it gets bloody and gory) and when you realize some of these characters are just terrible human beings you kind of despair, but it is exactly what you want in a horror book. It took me a minute to realize w...
Lots of explicit gore and monsters of both the human and inhuman variety made this a fun story to read. Add in the pathos of an orphan boy so starved for love and belonging that he clings to an abusive, neglectful father-figure. The writing style was a bit overwrought. This might be because the auth...
For only a madman believes what every child knows to be true; There are monsters that lay in wait under our beds.Monstrumology, the study of monsters. Twelve year old Will Henry is the orphaned apprentice of Doctor Warthrop, a dedicated monstrumologist. Will is used to the late night visitors arrivi...