The series is already on its fourth franchise and the story is never wavering. The only thing that scratches my OCD are the covers. The first book has a good cover and the following two books are even more amazing. But the first one has a different layout and typeset... a reason why I have to print my own dust jacket. And now, despite the very good story-telling... the cover for the fourth book is disappointing me once again since it is changing layout and design. Ugghhh!
I have to edit my own once again and print a custom dust jacket. Only one thing is clear though, the subtitle is much larger than the series logo and the author, which means readers recognizes the title more than the author?
Check out the cover of Lockwood & Company: The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud.
After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along....
Lockwood & Co.: The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud will be released on September 13, 2016.