Parents' Guide to

The Last Gargoyle

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Sweetness, monsters, gore in darkly appealing fantasy.

Book Paul Durham Fantasy 2018
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Paul Durham's darkly sweet tale of a stone sculpture tasked with keeping evil forces from the Boston apartment building he guards is quirky, engaging, and often gory. The devouring, slashing, dismemberment, and the like are often related with wry humor by narrator Penhallow, aka The Last Gargoyle, but may be a bit much for sensitive readers. There's a lot of appeal as the hero battles monsters, seeks to learn more of his own origins, strives to do his job well, and struggles with the possibility of friendship in a world where he's the only one of his kind.

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