Little Wade and Watchtower, Abigail and the Great Gang Trap by Sean Mullan aka Sean March. This novel tumbles young readers (and the rest of us) into the exciting and dangerous world of late nineteenth-century New York, where natural and supernatural forces converge, bringing on a cosmic battle of good and evil. Good is supposed to win, right? Well, it’s not in the bag.
Of the title characters (Abigail, Little Wade and Watchtower), only Abigail abides in the world we know. She is a young girl harassed by an evil gang. Little Wade and Watchtower are her otherworldly saviors. But this is only the beginning of the cast of colorful, larger than life (often literally)characters that hover in the air and beneath the surface. This book is visually exciting from beginning to end.
We encounter all sorts of attributes (courage, loyalty, sacrifice, cruelty, ruthlessness, steadfastness, and diligence) in abundance both in the actions and words of the characters. By the end, one pressing thread is left unresolved.I think this means I will have the pleasure of these characters company again down the road.