One of the best books iv ever read; but very violent. i would reccomend it for 11+ not 10. There is a very dark, almost disturbing scene where a bunch of aristocrats drinking alchohol and smoking gather, a man performs a black magic spell, and the skeletons come to life, biting off the fingerss of a man. Later, the bloody remains of the people are swept up into piles on the corner. another bit about a man who can create blisters. he puts his finger on a man's head, a huge blister develops and explodes, blood and pus gushes out, and the man falls over dead. Besides this, the violence isnt very heavy but very consistent. The book shows good moral values, too.