Absolutely hilarious, this was my favorite book in the series so far. Yes, it has several issues, and it might not be such a great book by more objective standards, but I love it. I think the dialogue alone deserves all the stars.
I mean, how can you not love a book so full of lines like:“I mean to say, really, I am near to developing a neurosis - is there anyone around who doesn't want to study or kill me?"
Floote raised a tentative hand.
"Ah, yes, thank you, Floote."
I had so much fun reading this!
Though I would have preferred Alexia taking more time to forgive Conall, and/or a deeper conversation regarding the infant-inconvenience (note: anyone who comes up with the term "infant-inconvenience" is a genius), the ending was ok.
And I approve of not-actually-a-fool Ivy!
I really hope to see further development of Biffy and Lord Akeldama's relationship in the next book. I totally love those characters! And Professor Lyall too!