Well-written historical urban legend set in colonial Boston, just like Thieftaker and Thieve’s Quarry, but unfortunately follows the formula so closely that the reader can predict each succeeding action.
Don’t get me wrong, Jackson is a master wordsmith. He paints vivid pictures of the time and place, his characters have depth and emotion, and he melding of history and fantasy is a marvel. I suspect if I’d waited a little more time between reading the books their formulaic structure might be less obvious.
(Also, three stars from me is the same as four from many other people.)
A very good read.