By Catherine Jinks
“This is top-notch storytelling, jam-packed with wit, a colourful forged of rogues, and delectable slang.” —Publishers Weekly, starred evaluate of the way to trap a Bogle
Jem Barbary spent so much of his formative years identifying wallet for a wily outdated criminal named Sarah Pickles—until she betrayed him. Now Jem desires revenge, yet first he wishes a brand new task. fortunately Alfred the bogler, the fellow who kills the child-eating monsters that conceal within the shadows of Victorian London, wishes a brand new apprentice. As an increasing number of orphans disappear lower than mysterious situations, Alfred, Jem, and Birdie locate themselves waging an underground struggle in a urban the place technological know-how clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in each alley.
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