The idea behind The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim was interesting – monsters found in literature being real, and Edgar and friends hunting them – but the actually story was lacking. I would give this tale three out of five stars. There were moments when it definitely dragged, and I considered putting it down entirely.
Tiger was my favorite character. Strong willed, brave, and quite interesting – but I wish Peacock had done more to develop the characters. They had potential, but aren’t very unique other than their physical descriptions.
Also, the plot of this tale was predictable. You could guess what would happen next quite easily as the story progressed. Reviews warned that the story wasn’t up to par, but it sounded like such an interesting premise that I had to give it a try.
I will say that I liked the way Peacock intertwined the tale Edgar was reading in the story with the story Edgar was living. Even more interesting was the way Edgar lived stories – it gave kind of another level to The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim. Without that blend, this story would have been much less enjoyable.
Overall this was a one time read, and I do not plan to pick up any other books in this series – based on the first one, it seems they would follow a similar pattern.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.