Oh the anticipation, the excitement, the joy I felt knowing that Markus was about to enchant us once again. I am acutely aware that follow up novels - well follow up to anything that has been an almighty mind blowing success is always a big ask and the pressure to deliver once again is huge. I am here to rain on that parade. This book is a dud. Boring, full of unimaginative sterotypes and the staccato style of writing was extremely irritating, it was like reading a book for five year olds. The book took forever to get going, if at all, I kept hoping that Markus would show us his former brilliance and I was dearly hoping for a sentence longer than five words, neither appeared. I gave up. I have not finished this book. Rarely do I do that but life is too short for bad books. Well boring books. Back to the attic for you Markus.