The following review, once you know that it is a Pyr book, will not come as a shock. We have to exercise the utmost of restraint in order to avoid reading through and reviewing all the Pyr books we can, as soon as we can.
THE SILVER SKULL, by Mark Chadbourn, is one of the funnest books we have read. Period. Imagine a James Bond story, but way more awesome, set in an alternate Elizabethan England. This is what you get in this book.
OK. Fairies, you ask us? Yes. Don't be misled. These are no mincing, wimpy, Fairies. These are the creatures of nightmare that haunt all of the world, warping minds and bodies, creating havoc and sowing chaos in their wake. They are terrifying, manipulative, and calculating. In short? They are villains!
The only sad thing about Will Swyfte, for us, was that in a conversation, with Steve, Nick inadvertently and lamentably, referred to the main character--on accident of course--as Will Smith. The name stuck, and we couldn't read the rest of the book without thinking of the Will Smith, the Fresh Prince, in place of Will Swyfte. Now you won't either.