In The Lunatic's Curse, Rex Grammaticus is living in the town of Oppum Oppidulum. In this thrilling page-turner by F. E. Higgins, Rex is living with his father, Ambrose, and his new mother, Acantha. He hasn't been as happy since his father got engaged, but one night things really get bad. His father goes insane and he is sent to the asylum, but under false pretenses. Rex knows that he can get his father out. Now he just has to find the evidence to prove his father sane. He knows it will be a challenge, but he just doesn't know what he's getting into.
I believe that F. E. Higgins does a great job explaining the setting and immersing you into the characters lives. The characters are very interesting and aren't like any other characters you have ever known (except maybe in the authors other books). In this polyquel book the names of all the towns and people are kind of hard to pronounce, but that makes them all the more memorable. I have read many books, but this one is pretty high up on my list. I'm not sure I would rate it that high, but I would definitely recommend it.
It is a very good and interesting book, but it does have a bit of death, blood, and gruesome details. It has some... interesting descriptions, but it gives good reasons why it would put them in.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Overland Park, Kansas United States