Thursday, April 21, 2011

Candle Man

By Glenn Dakin

Murder, mystery, and adventure aren’t your typical birthday presents, but Theo’s life has never been typical. Confined to his rooms in Empire Hall where he sees only his guardian and two servants, Theo has been told that he has a rare illness that requires him to wear gloves and suffer painful treatments daily. But when a strange package is left for hi in the graveyard on his birthday, Theo becomes part of an investigation that will take hi below the streets of London, reveal the true nature o his “illness”, and uncover an ancestor’s secret that will change his life forever.

This book was a major letdown. It had great promise, but was not well-developed. Theo, the main character lacks interest and personality, he pretty much sits there and goes on about how dreary life is. The premise of a kid who could vanquish evil because his hands light up when evil is near was an interesting concept, but obviously not a fully thought out one. I do not recommend this book at all. Go find something that is better written. (Wow, that sounded harsh, but I'm just saying...)

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