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Indeed the book itself is a very fast read, which kept me turning those pages.
All in all, he's a bland protagonist who's good for moving the plot forward but isn't too terribly interesting otherwise.
Fans of turn-of-the-century science-fiction/fantasy will enjoy THE AYLESFORD SKULL, which is why I highly recommend it.
Review based on an ARC, supplied by the publisher.
I broke one of my rules for this one. I generally hate to start a series anywhere but book one. Read more
Blaylock's best book in years, and the best of the new Langdon St Ives novels to date. He's changed his style in this novel, and it works really well. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Just Me
A fun fast read set in England with great sensibility to the Victorian era. A tale of necromancey, mystery and suspense. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kate
James Blaylock has long been my favorite conjuror of a curious blend of action, adventure and spiritualism. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Charles T. Riley
The first in the series. I love the time period. A good read. Reminded me of the Adventures of Jules Verne television series that ran on the Sci-Fi Channel a few years ago.Published 15 months ago by Dale Malisiak
Blaylock is amazing! Love this tale and was engaged from page 1. Looking forward to next book without a doubt.Published 16 months ago by K.C.
Vintage Blaylock: semi-literate ("He was full of extreme joy," p. 360), painfully affected Brit-speak, plotline full of dilatory cul-de-sacs (why does anyone go to the marshes for... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Christopher Oneil
What an absolutely delightful book from one of the founding fathers of the steampunk genre! With appropriately steampunkish props, St. Ives is back with a new mystery to solve. Read morePublished 19 months ago by M. E. Wilson