In this book we meet new creatures like goblins, a hobgoblin and a griffin. And there's even more Thimbletack from the first book who speaks only in rhyme which is adorable. My favourite had to be; "A human boy is like a snake. His promises are easy to break." Thimbletack speaks the truth!
The books go from strength to strength, this one focuses more on external threats. Mallory, who is one of my favourite female fictional characters, she makes me want to start fencing, comes to the defence of her brothers despite them not getting along much. The family dynamic of siblings is spot on, as is the story.
Review originally posted on Imogen’s Typewriter.