I read this book with my 14-year-old and at times I actually glad he choose to read this story when he was bit older then if he chooses to read it at say age 9 or 10. I even went and looked and Amazon has it rated for ages 9-12. Now saying that it is a very violent story that centers around a zombie-like king with an army of undead that attacks the kingdom that these three triplets are trying to save so they can fulfill the prophecy.
You can get all that information from the blurb so nothing is being hidden but I think in the in-depth ness of the descriptions of what the king looks like example his brain was filled with wiggling maggots, my son that was awesome description me as his mom was cringing saying must I read this really. I really think will appeal to boys more so then girls as at one point a lot of characters are decimated in the war against this king and not only is it human characters that are dying one of the characters has the ability to talk to animals so a whole horde of animals is brought into this war. I guess what I trying to say if you think your child will have an issue with death or gross descriptions you might want to pass.
The whole battle with demon king makes you wonder if he ever going to be destroyed and he will be but be warned it takes the entire book for this to happen. We are left with a closing scene from Elodie that ties in nicely with a character who been with us through the whole book. I am excited to see how these triplets fulfill their prophecy in the last book I will be sure to let you know if the gruesomeness is mostly in this book or do we have some that carry over,
I am. not trying to discourage anyone from reading this series it an awesome middle grade and I did enjoy I just get squirmy with maggots and zombies.