Too young to travel with her parents Sarah is left at home with the maid Mrs Rasta. During the evening they hear a loud noise, rushing to see where it came from they find themselves under attack by the slayers. Sarah unable to fight well, watches as the slayers kill Mrs Rasta and in an attempt to save herself she teleports to safety accidentally taking Porter; one of the slayers, with her. The pair are lost and confused but soon learn if they are to survive they are going to have to go against all they have ever known and help each other.
The Slayer and the Sphinx is a mostly well written, imaginative read. Written from various POV’s it is sometimes a little repetitive as we get to see the same situation from different people. The protagonists are well developed and likable, even Porter with his many past misdemeanours manages to win over the hearts of the readers with his new direction. Clearly from how the book ends this is the beginning of a series and I think this instalment is a good introduction, taking us into the world of ‘Mythics’ with a balanced mixture of good and evil beings to keep the story moving along at a reasonable pace.
I’m not sure of the age range this book is aimed at, there is action and violence, but not too much so I’m thinking YA or younger, I certainly wouldn’t have any problem with my 11 year old reading this and to be honest I think she would really enjoy it.
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