Eagerly anticipated this sequel to The Nimble Man and in the main it did not disappoint. There now appears to be an overiding theme to these books of an approaching evil on a cosmic scale that our characters will have to prepare for in the future. I read this while on holiday and it was a very enjoyable read although not alot more of the backstory was explored with regards to the characters but then I am greedy for more knowledge! The story centres around an old acquaintance/nemesis of Doyle who has assembled his own Dark Menagerie, a twisted mirror version of Doyle's group. A nice little twist at the end as well from the villain.