The Foundling's Tale, Part Three: Factotum
by D.M. Cornish
Review by Drew Bittner
Putnam Juvenile Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780399246401
Date: 11 November 2010 List Price $19.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Let's get this out of the way right up front. This is not only D.M. Cornish's best book, this is easily one of the best books of 2010.
In Factotum, the final installment of the renamed Foundling's Tale trilogy (formerly Monster-Blood Tattoo), Rossamund Bookchild now serves the famous teratologist (monster hunter) Europe, aka the Branden Rose. Fleeing from the enemies made during his brief stint as a lamplighter, Rossamund believes that he can find sanctuary in the mighty city of Brandenbrass.
How little he knows.From official release/information:
Product Description: Rossamund Bookchild stands accused of not truly being a human at all, but of being a monster. Even the protection of Europe, the Branden Rose the most feared and renowned monster-hunter in all the Half-Continent might not be enough to save him. Powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossam and whose existence some believe may hold the secret to perpetual youth.
(Source: Putnam Juvenile)