All these books are the same - not bad, but not good, and they all seem to involve the same old plot points and jokes and overstressed character traits. But hey, Nightshade and his castle are always fresh and creepy and completely awesome, so as long as they're around, I guess I'll keep reading them.
Nightshade, dude, you'd better be in this book. The more, the better. I think there were a couple you didn't appear in, and they gave me headaches - oh, and I want to see your castle again. Probably won't happen, but I can wish, can't I?