I loved the mix of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror, the book was well-written, the storytelling was engaging, and carried elements of humor that made it fun and intriguing. The plot is fantastic, action-packed, with twists and turns galore. The characters are right on, they continue to grow and develop, and become even more dimensional The writing is just amazing. Overall, it was an entertaining light novel young adults will surely enjoy reading. -Amazon Review
Season One of World Fantasy Award-winning author S.P. Somtow’s vella series has been adapted and compiled into book form.
St. Cecilia’s boys’ school is an elite boys’ school in a remote part of Thailand, a hotbed of hormones, mystery, fantasy, and dark secrets! Five kids (binary and non-binary) uncover the dark secrets of their school amid mysteries of identity and sexual attraction.
Why does Dr. Leopold Strange only teach after sundown? Why is Sister Euphemia dancing in the forest without her habit? And why can’t Kim and Fluke talk about the awful thing that happened to them in Oldenburg? And what’s in the closet?
This is the second book that I have read from this author and this was as fun as the first.
I liked the way the characters are introduced and created, they have a good backstory too.
The writing is good and the story progresses well, the formatting and grammar are also good.
What I especially like is the attention to characters who have certain abilities and disabilities, it’s great to see them characterized in this way.. -Amazon Review
I loved the satirical take on an iconic sub genre. A unique book that fits in with the hundreds of others you think are going to be just like it. But they’re not. This story is unique and unusual, just like its cover.
The concept alone of four misfit boys uncover dark secrets of their school, and then the main characters are completely different degrees of social queerness. Mixed with Japanese anime.
Try to find me another book like this. Go ahead. I’ll wait. -Amazon Review
About S.P. Somtow