Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Wayward Children #2

Down Among the Sticks and Bones - Seanan McGuire

This was almost disappointingly more of the same, but I still enjoyed it. 'Down Among the Sticks and Bones' follows twins Jack and Jill and how they came to the Home for Wayward Children, and why they left it in the manner that they did. By necessity this was more tinged with horror and gives a few more hints into the myriad mechanics behind children finding their 'doors' to other-lands.


A nice addition were the illustrations. Their dream-like quality helped balance the horrors of The Moors. It was an interesting setting - very 'Ravenloft' - and I liked how it flat out stated that the mortality rate of The Moors was so high that it needed constant importation of children (and, presumably, others) to keep things stable. At some point evil should have a long sit-down and crunch some numbers just in case the whole magical door thing doesn't work out. 


Wayward Children


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