So, I'm trying to remember the name of a series of books that I read years ago, probably during the early-to-mid 00's.
It was set in a dystopian Victorian-era England-like land, where there was a main highway that had lanterns. The lanterns had be lit each night to keep monsters at bay, and the story revolved around a young boy who was training to light these lanterns. I think there was some magic involved somewhere and by the end of the second novel I think the young boy had become part-monster or something.
Anyone know the books I'm talking about? Thanks!