Thaddeus Cane is on the journey of his life. Having just discovered he is the son of a wizard and witch, he sets off on a quest to find his mother, who was cursed when Thaddeus was just a baby. He is accompanied by his father, Nathan; his new love, Teofil Rhododendron, the garden gnome who lives next door; and Teofil's mother, brother, and sister. Though the world they travel through is familiar to him, they encounter a number of magical beings, some friendly and others quite deadly. When Nathan is gravely wounded, Thaddeus must choose between finding his mother and saving his father's life.
'The Town of Superstition' is not a series where the books work well as standalones. Could you read this one without having read book 1, sure if you don't mind missing out on a whole lot of background information and the adventure that took place in the first book.
Continuing from where things left off in 'The Midnight Gardener' the author draws us even further into this adventure as we travel with Thaddeus and Teofil as the search for Thaddeus's mother continues and events unfold that no one had foreseen.
As if finding out that he's the son of a witch and a wizard isn't enough. Thaddeus is about to go on an adventure that no 15 year old ever dreamed of. Thaddeus along with his father Nathan, his garden gnome boyfriend, Teofil and Teofil's mother, brother and sister set out on a quest to find Thaddeus's mother whom he had believed dead but as fate would have it, was not killed but cursed when Taddeus was very young. Along the way they encounter more magical creatures some friend and some foe, they discover that not everyone in their groups is who or what they appear to be and Thaddeus is forced to choose between searching for the mother he never really knew or saving the father he loves.
I loved the sweet moments between Thaddeus and Teofil and the light flirting that happened as their journey continued. Also how they had to learn very quickly the importance of relying on each other, communicating with each other and most of all trusting each other.
Once again we are left sitting at the edge of that cliff and staring down, with old questions answered and new ones to consider. 'The Well of Tears' is by no means an ending but merely another step in the journey that began in the town of Superstition.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the author has in store for this eclectic group and what will happen when and if Thaddeus finally catches up to his mother.
A copy of this book was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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