In this boisterous story, Evangeline casts a wide array of mythological creatures—including Wooley bulls and Banshees—in an adventurous pageant through Victorian Scotland.
Early on, animated prose conveys the joyful nation that would vanish if
laughter were stolen (“The cluster of celestial children seemed more of the air than the earth, delicate, as if splendid light t’were let loose”).
The plot, which comes to revolve around the magical Dunvegan Cup, remains as straightforward and colorful as a soccer match—at least until the game is essentially won, and Glaistig unleashes further forces of evil.
Adults who devour lengthy series like Percy Jackson should encounter much to like here.