Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Review: The Wrath of Mulgarath by Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi

Title: The Ironwood Tree (Spiderwick Chronicles #5)
Author: Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi DiTerlizzi's Goodreads DiTerlizzi's website | Black's Goodreads Black's website
Published: January 2008 (First published on January 2004)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Bought from Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2012
Buy: Malaysian online bookstores: MPH Times Bookstore | Bookurve | Kinokuniya
       US-based bookstores: The Book Depository | Amazon

Adventurous and laden with odd creatures. That's what came to my mind if I were to describe this book in a sentence. I liked book #5 (this very book) and book #4, with book #3 being a boring one that I didn't end up liking it that much.

Spoiler-y paragraphs in 3, 2, 1:

The story picked up immediately where book #4 left off. The Grace children finally saw Mulgarath and his army of goblins and a mysterious person at the dwarves place, the old quarry. They were outnumbered, so they decided to head home for their mom's advice (they wanted to tell everything to their mom). However, when they get back to their house, their mom wasn't there and their house had been ransacked.

The children met dragons in this book. Elves in third book and dwarves in the fourth book.

We get to see the house elf/brownie (Thimbletack) more in this book. He's very small and speaks in rhyme.

The ending: Spoiler alert! It was quite a tear-jerking scene eventhough none of the characters cried. How could they not cried after having met their long lost father for the first time after he went MIA for 80 years? Maybe their tear glands has all dried up or they're not in the mood for crying. If it was me, I'd be crying buckets.

4/5 stars.

May peace be upon you.