Teo is browsing in an old-fashioned Venetian bookshop when a small, heavy book falls on her head. When the book greets her by name, Teo, an adventurous orphan, soon finds out that she is more than a tourist in the mysterious city.
An ancient enemy is stirring and it seems that Teo has been chosen to save Venice from his violent hatred. This is a historical novel of headless butchers, vicious seagulls, sharks, mermaids and curry.
I have one word come to mind when thinking of how to describe The Undrowned Child and that is delightful. Even when you give enough thought to what’s happening around the main characters, rather than skimming over the surface, and you discover how dark the deeper subjects can be I still found it delightful. Delightful, delightful, delightful. Unfortunately I don’t believe I’ll get this delightfullness out of my system for this review so prepared to be bombarded with the word. Continue reading