The second title in the Monster Republic series and one that really keeps the reader on tenterhooks as the tale develops. Its action packed, it's dark and above all else it's a title that comes out swinging as the titles heroes have to face the evils of one twisted madman as they try to find a way to live with what he's done to them. Add to this some great dialogue, characters that the readers can not only associate but identify with as they struggle to face some of the emotional twists and dilemmas and it's a title that will appeal to a great many young male readers. All in, this title was a good bit of fun and ideal material for a cracking TV series.
on 15 January 2011
The Judas Code is a fun, modern, monstrous romp that I would recommend to younger teen readers (the back of the book says 11+), especially reluctant boy readers. There's action, excitement a whole host of fantastically written monsters that's guaranteed to get you hooked on the series.
This is the second instalment but I did find it worked well as a standalone as I haven't read the first book in the series. The characters are unique and well-developed, the descriptions of the monsters are pure awesome and even hardened monster fans are sure to be terrified of the Blood Hawks - scary!