Tomas returns to Slovakia where he must first avoid a vodnik, straight out of a fairy tale, who wants to drown him and put his soul in a teacup, and then beat Death to save his cousin's life.
"Like I was home."
Fun, educational story
full of mythical stories and magic and adventure. Tomas life isn't
really normal. He has burn scar that he hates, he almost drown once and
now his parents have moved him to Slovakia. But the first day in this
new country, Tomas
sees creatures he's not suppose to see, like Death. He has no idea the
adventure he's come into or the mystery he will have to unravel to save
his cousin, Katka.
Katka is sick and Tomas can help her if he can figure out how to work up a potion or spell to help her.
has a lot of flaws or weaknesses. He's scared of water after he almost
drown, he screams any time he's surprised and he's a bit of a wimp.
he doesn't quit when he learns he can help his cousin and uncle. He
doesn't quit after being beat up by bullies and he doesn't quit when
strange creatures scare him, like the Vodnik.
LOVED Vodnik. What a funny, strange little man.
aspect that confused me was where Tomas lived. Did he live with his
parents? Because they weren't around when he got beat up or disappeared
or snuck out of the house multiple times. Tomas spent a lot of time with
Katka or at her house with her dad.
V: Some fighting
Beginning of chapters
The beginning 1/3 of the book confused me