This week I read 1.7 books by the “Irish crime lord’s son” author though neither book was in that series. He is such an amazing writer. The books are fun and fast and funny but even have touching moments hidden amongst the hilarity. A skilled word weaver. The first book was about a 12 year old detective who had to prove the scuzziest family in town innocent of a recent crime wave or be convicted of crimes of his own. I loved the other kid that he teamed up with, totally reminded me of a modern day Huck Fin. I’ve always been in love with Huck Fin. Good book.
And the second book…so far it’s been even better! A different feel than his other stuff, longer, a little more serious, but brilliant! A young boy growing up in an island kingdom just off Ireland who is a friend of a princess and a student of flying (it is the time of the race for flight) and fencing until he is framed for the king’s murder and sent to an inescapable island prison which he must fly away from to seek his revenge and prove his innocence to the girl that he loves. I am about 250 pages into it and just dying to finish. Good good good book.