The Infernals (Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil, Bk 2) (aka Hell's Bells)
The Infernals - Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil, Bk 2 - aka Hell's Bells Author:John Connolly Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date, but an angry demon is seeking revenge for Samuel's part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a... more » portal into the dark realm, the home of the Infernals, it gets its chance.
But catching Samuel is not going to be easy, for the Infernals have not reckoned on the bravery and cleverness of a boy and his dog, or the loyalty of Samuel's friend, the hapless demon Nurd, or the presence of two clueless policemen and the unlucky, if cheerfully optimistic, driver of an ice-cream van -- a van unexpectedly full of dwarfs.
No one has planned on the intervention of the unexpected band of the little men, for Samuel and Boswell are not the only inhabitants of Earth who have found themselves in the underworld. If you thought demons were frightening, just wait until you meet Mr. Merryweather's Elves. . . .« less
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Samuel Johnson and his dog mind their own business in the human world but his old nemesis Mrs. Abernathy want revenge for fouling up her plans. She captures Samuel and two more carfuls of people.
Loved the humor in this book. It reminded me of a young adult version of Good Omens especially with the footnotes which were funny and interesting. I had not read the first book but I feel like I understood the story as it was explain a little in this one. I was a little confused about the dwarf characters they seemed they were from Hell already but then Mrs. Abernathy captured them in the human world. They were funny did not change their attitude much even after captured and in Hell.
I would definitely read more of this series and since i didn't read the first I want to read The Gates too.