The Skeleth by Matthew Jobin follows the adventures of three teens in a world of feudal battles, heroes, monsters, and magic. Reminiscent of C.S. Lewis, in which evil does its worst deeds by partnering with greedy men, this book – and its predecessor Nethergrim – will keep pages turning as unlikely heroes learn that the myths they learned as children were real …. but the monsters were not truly defeated, and they are returning ……
Note: I received an advanced copy of THE SKELETH from the publisher. Some things may have changed in the final version.
The Skeleth by Matthew Jobin (The Nethergrim Trilogy #2)
Published by Philomel on May 10th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Page Length: 400 pages
How I got my copy: Publisher
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In a vast kingdom divided by power-hungry lords, land equals power. With the Nethergrim now awake, her limitless wellspring of evil means opportunity for those willing to do her bidding. One ambitious Lord, eager to overthrow his counterparts and rule the north, succumbs to temptation, helping to let loose the Skeleth, forces of energy that absorb whole anyone who attempts to kill them. In this way the slain end up as slayers, a vicious cycle that never ends.
Yet that will not stop young Edmund--an apprentice wizard--and his friends Katherine and Tom, from trying to stop the evil threatening to overtake their kingdom. Together, they team up with the legendary Tristan in a battle of courage, brains, determination, and sacrifice to stop the Skeleth and save the Barony of Elverain from being conquered.