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The Lazarus Gate The Apollonian Case Files #1

SUMMARY The Lazarus Gate The Apollonian Case Files #1

Ious gentlemen’s club to combat a supernatural threat to the British EmpireThis is the tale of a secret war between parallel universes between reality and the su. 25 starsStarts well with some convincing descriptions of late Victorian London but then it starts to suffer from some heavy handedness Plot lurches forward in fits and starts with characters providing huge chunks of exposition Some previously unmentioned magical or supernatural device appears to get things out of a corner a classic problem in certain fantasy fiction; even JK Rowling makes up new spells when things get stuck The main character suddenly exhibits abilities it's hard to believe they could have mustered or mastered And Latham can't help himself with repetitive use of some cliched turns of phraseAnd much of the action plays out in a cinematic not literary way I can relate to this one as I've been guilty of it in my own attempts at fiction Our generation is so informed by big screen SF and fantasy it's hard not to visualise things in those termsBut overall it's reasonably fun especially if you like Victoriana and multiversal fiction In those terms it fits in with a subgenre along things like elements of Michael Moorcock Bryan Talbot's Adventures of Luther Arkwright Warren Ellis's Sliding Albion in The Authority Vol 1 Relentless and it's even reminiscent of His Dark Materials sharing borrowing elements such as dimensional doors beneath the aurora borealis heroic gypsies etc So yeah I'm happy with it subgenre wise and it romps along entertainingly but it probably needed another draft or two to hone out some of the laboured or cliched points

READ ´ THARROWEBDESIGN.CO.UK Æ Mark A. Latham

Pernatural; a war waged relentlessly by an elite group of agents; unsung heroes whose efforts can never be acknowledged but by whose sacrifice we are all kept saf. I liked this book We read it for our May book club book and we both enjoyed it Yeah it's a two man book club But we both liked it well enough that we're going to read the seuel The Iscariot Sanction Do I think it's the best book I have ever read No The best book I have read this year Nope I do love the Victorian London setting which is why I chose it to begin with The characters are decent That Ambrose fellow was obnoxious but there's one in every group I enjoyed the multi universe theme and the idea of everyone having a duplicate in the other universes Strange but interesting all the same I almost only gave it three stars but I was on the upper end of 35 so I went with four It could have used some stronger writing We'll see how the next book plays out as per the book cover it appears to be a preuel to the first

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London 1890 Captain John Hardwick an embittered army veteran and opium addict is released from captivity in Burma and returns home only to be recruited by a myster. A science fiction tale about an opium addicted former soldier and a mystery that could doom the whole world I have learned this past year what fear truly is and I doubt if I shall ever sleep well again knowing it This then is my story; the true and honest testimony of John Hardwick pg 14 ebookJohn Hardwick suffered in Burma for ueen and country When he returns to London there's a series of mysterious bombings He is recruited for a secret society of gentlemen spies because of his fortitude If you can do those things thing you can help fight a different sort of war One fought in secret and one that we must win if the stability of Great Britain and the Empire is to endure pg 34 ebook The Lazarus Gate is a fun story full of unexpected twists and turnsI felt it dragged in the middle and was confusing at times but overall it is a different spin on the steampunk genreBecause of my job I got a laugh at this description of reporters I speak madam of the gutter press the penny a liners looking for some sensationalist expose for their illustrated rags They do not seek to portray your profession in an honest light; merely to misrepresent you in order to print some scandalous claptrap in the Sunday papers pg 71 ebookScandalous claptrap Heaven forbidI liked the character of John Hardwick until the end of the book when he took a course of action that I felt didn't fit with his overall character If he was a charlatan he was deeply entrenched in his own delusion; for my part I believed that whatever pain he himself was feeling it was genuine pg 125 ebookHardwick was flawed but had a true moral compassIf you chance to pick this one up let me know what you thinkRecommended for fans of sci fi and Victorian era mysteries Georg Buchner gentlemen spies because of his fortitude If you can do those things thing you can help fight a different sort of war One fought in secret and one that we must win if the stability of Great Britain and the Empire is to endure pg 34 ebook The Lazarus Gate is a fun story full of unexpected twists and turnsI felt it dragged in the middle and was confusing at times but overall it is a different spin on the steampunk Gekka Mugentan, Vol. 4 genreBecause of my job I How to Fly with Broken Wings got a laugh at this description of reporters I speak madam of the Swimming to the Moon gutter press the penny a liners looking for some sensationalist expose for their illustrated rags They do not seek to portray your profession in an honest light; merely to misrepresent you in order to print some scandalous claptrap in the Sunday papers pg 71 ebookScandalous claptrap Heaven forbidI liked the character of John Hardwick until the end of the book when he took a course of action that I felt didn't fit with his overall character If he was a charlatan he was deeply entrenched in his own delusion; for my part I believed that whatever pain he himself was feeling it was Stir It Up genuine pg 125 ebookHardwick was flawed but had a true moral compassIf you chance to pick this one up let me know what you thinkRecommended for fans of sci fi and Victorian era mysteries

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