Factotum

Factotum

Book - 2010
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Rossam'nd 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'nd-whose existence some believe may hold the secret to perpetual youth.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2010.
ISBN: 9780399246401
0399246401
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Corni
Characteristics: xiv, 684 p. : ill., maps. --

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JewelMcLatchy Aug 02, 2013

In complete agreement with all the previous comments. Sad that the trilogy is over, but it had a fitting end, so I'm glad it wasn't dragged out unnecessarily. I too am hoping for more books set in the same world, even if they don't include the same or similar cast of characters. Just remember, not all monsters are monsters.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 28, 2012

I devoured Foundling with relish and when its sequel Lamplighter arrived I tossed that back as well. Maybe that’s why I took my time with Factotum, the third and (sadly) last book in the Monster Blood Tattoo series. Reading this book meant having to say goodbye to a lot of old friends. It meant bidding adieu to a world I’d grown to love. I never meant to read a young adult novel. Now I’ve read three and they’re books I honestly love with all my heart. Here’s hoping Mr. Cornish has something more up his sleeve.

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anthroprof
Dec 21, 2012

I don't get it. This series is incredible. I started to read to my children then had to keep going on my own...faster. Rosamund...a boy is such a good character innocent and brave, his nature endears him to other strong characters though not so "good". There are three books in the series and this library has two books and one audio.
The story line takes place in what is very similar to 19th century per industrial England, however, clothes and monsters are not so English. A truly enjoyable series and I really really wish it went on, and on, and on...

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Jun 22, 2011

A terrific conclusion to the highly original tale by D. M. Cornish. Recommended in earnest. MB

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 28, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Dec 28, 2012

When last we left our intrepid heroes, Rossamund the Lamplighter had been accused of being a . . . well . . . a rossamund. Which is to say, he’s accused of being a monster in man’s form. Rescued from his accusers by the always impressive Europe, the Branden Rose, Rossamund has become her factotum to escape the public eye. Rumors of what he is plague and follow the two, however, and both Rossamund and Europe discover that there are forces aligned against them that will stop at nothing to get what they want. What these villains do not count on, however, is that an angry Europe is far more deadly than a pack of slavering monsters.

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