"you won't be disappointed!"
When last we were in Mudflat, Claire, Nance, Tarvik and
Jimmy had banded together as an odd foursome. Tarvik was
adapting well to life in another time and Claire was still
feeling "those feelings" about him. When Tarvik changed
times he had brought along his father's sword as a
reminder. It looked great stashed in Tar's closet but, as
Claire's grandmother once said..."It has done terrible
Mudflat is a part of Seattle but nothing like that city.
Mudflat is the place where you live if you aren't quite
like the others; if you're a 150-yr old mage, if you came
from another time and culture or, if, like Claire you can
read the stars. Or if, also like Claire, you have a Troll
renting your basement. Mudflat keeps it own secrets and
this time there are more than a few of them.
Mages are dying, not the young wannabees - these are the
old ones - leaving a gap in wizardry in Mudflat. Although
assumed wealthy, nothing is left but the mage's house, in
each case. Sergei, the mage in charge, does not believe
this is accurate and soon a team is created to see just
what is happening. So Claire and the gang are off chasing
thieves while Sergei is directing from afar as usual.
Who's up to no good? Does it have something to do with the
return of Daryl Decko?
This is the third book in the series of Mudflat adventures
and I found it just as good as the others! Maybe more so
because the individual characters were fleshed out a bit
more and I understood a bit better what Sergei's plan is
and how it all fits together. If you've read "Tarbaby
Trouble" and "Welcome to Mudflat, Baby" you won't be
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted February 24, 2009