The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath: A Penny Dreadful Review
Clocks that contain souls and demons that kidnap boys to be their sons. A shapeshifting detective and a strange secret society. Singular and extraordinary events fill The Singular and Extraordinary Tale Of Mirror & Goliath, by Ishbelle Bee.
This book is like reading a dream, or a storybook written by the demented Mr. Loveheart, who was not born wicked, but was kidnapped as a child by the demon lord of the underworld. Mr. Loveheart is quite mad now. I found young Mirror, a girl who was trapped in a clock and now lives with her shapeshifting guardian Goliath, to be a sweet, enchanting character. It was a delight to read her story, to piece together the symbols and events.
If you are a person who requires a linear plot of their novels, this is not the book for you. If you don’t mind a bit of magic, mystery, and ambiguity, you ought to read this book.
This odd duck of a book deserves four and a half gears out of five. It was a joy to read, and I couldn’t put it down. I suggest you pick it up.
Your Singular and Extraordinary Correspondent from the Bookstore,
Penny J. Merriweather