Imagine watching your father be dragged away by guards to Drop-dock Island Asylum after a sudden outbreak of madness at the dinner table. In the book The Lunatics Curse by F.
Imagine watching your father be dragged away by guards to Drop-dock Island Asylum after a sudden outbreak of madness at the dinner table. In the book The Lunatics Curse by F. E. Higgins, this is what Rex has to watch. Rex searches for the truth of his father’s unexplained madness. But first, he has to get out of the grips of his evil stepmother, Acantha. Rex soon finds that his father is dead due to harsh conditions at the asylum. He becomes more determined to prove that his father was never a mad man. When the opportunity comes, Rex finds himself traveling to the asylum to give the owner a hand. When Rex gets closer to the mystery of his fathers craziness he finds out a disturbing secret that pulls together all parts of the mystery. But when the secret gets out, no one is safe.
F.E. Higgins has the perfect idea when it comes to a bloodthirsty dark tale. This book has a great amount of somewhat gruesome details and much humor. He also does chapter by chapter where you get to look through a different character’s eyes. One chapter you are hearing Rex’s thoughts and ideas, the next you are reading what the evil stepmother is plotting. I think this is an excellent way to get to step in everyone’s shoes. His characters are also detailed and carefully thought out. Rex, the perfect storybook hero is just what the book needs. He is intelligent and determined. Much more than the average 12 year old. And Acantha, the evil stepmother who charms her way through life but is never what she seems. In truth, very few people in this story are who they say they are. This book is excellent and thrilling and highly recommended for ages 13 and up.