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Illustrated Dodge a Twist and a Tobacconist (The Illustrated Alexander Legacy Book 1) Kindle Edition

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***  Goodreads for the Illustrated version
Cleverly written in Victorian era where characters lives cross paths and meet. And there the fun begins! Very entertaining read that had me chuckling throughout. The illustrations were great too, & it added extra flare.
***** Goodreads "Leaping Catfish! An adventurous tale that fills you with wonder and excitement Victorian era story. Flying coaches sinister plots around every corner. Favorite characters join in a mysterious hotel to fight for God's truth and justice basking in wonders and beauty. Visually overwhelmed. I admire that you have chosen to make them all Christians Christians can work together to fight for justice, truth and bring peace to others. "
***** Goodreads "I love this book. I even read it in the street My first venture into Steampunk brought to mind classics Wells, Verne, but entirely original. Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Kipling, woven them so seamlessly into a cohesive whole.  Each character is three dimensional and entirely believable. They live and breathe. Don't miss it. This is a gem.

From the Author

Step aside "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen". I wanted a tale of literary characters faithful to the spirit of the originals. I also wanted strong moral purpose and a war on human trafficking. And I had my own dream team of crime fighters in mind. No superpowers, but God's power changes hearts, especially those who have been fighting evil so long they have forgotten that anyone can be redeemed.

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  • File Size: 9530 KB
  • Print Length: 403 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615840280
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Findley Family Video (January 14, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 14, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009SG3WXO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,021,627 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As Sophronia Belle Lyon, I drink tea, create mechanicals, shoot when I can, travel widely, and write Steampunk Literary Tributes. My husband is the genius who inspires my never say die heroes and inventors. A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist is the first book in the Alexander Legacy series. Characters from classic 1800s novels band together to fight human trafficking and the rise of an empire of slaves and masters determined to turn the social order into a web of deceit, domination, and debauchery. They combine steam and gear technology with families, friendship, faith, and fortitude.

A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist:
"Not only surprised but intrigued. I have never read much Steampunk it just didn't seem to reach me. I could not stop reading this little jewel. I cannot wait to see what Ms. Belle has in store for her readers next."

"I don't usually read Christian fiction, so I was a bit surprised. The steam-punk/Victorian lit. connection is super fun!"

Illustrated version:
"Very entertaining read that had me chuckling throughout. The illustrations were great too, & it added extra flare."

The Pinocchio Factor:
"There's good books and then there's great books, and I've had the pleasure of reading one of the great ones recently. For a Christian who loves Steampunk and the Classics this kept me going from beginning to end and then I wanted some more!"

"So entertaining and faith inspiring that I'm going on to get the first book."

"Loved it! Such fun...It's really wonderful. I know how hard it is to keep the pace and the sense of fun in a sequel. And you did! Perfectly!"

Goodreads reviews for the first book:
*** Goodreads for the Illustrated version
Cleverly written in Victorian era where characters lives cross paths and meet. And there the fun begins! Very entertaining read that had me chuckling throughout. The illustrations were great too, & it added extra flare.
***** Goodreads "Leaping Catfish! An adventurous tale that fills you with wonder and excitement Victorian era story. Flying coaches sinister plots around every corner. Favorite characters join in a mysterious hotel to fight for God's truth and justice basking in wonders and beauty. Visually overwhelmed. I admire that you have chosen to make them all Christians Christians can work together to fight for justice, truth and bring peace to others. "
***** Goodreads "I love this book. I even read it in the street My first venture into Steampunk brought to mind classics Wells, Verne, but entirely original. Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Kipling, woven them so seamlessly into a cohesive whole. Each character is three dimensional and entirely believable. They live and breathe. Don't miss it. This is a gem.

Do drop by for tea and mechanicals! facebook.com/SophroniaBelleLyon

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By LeslieLuvzBooks on November 5, 2012
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Rose and the Campbell Clan the leaders of a secret society? Oliver Twist an eccentric inventor ahead of his time? Mowgli and Bagheera tracking a villain through the streets of London?
What if the characters from your favorite Victorian-era classics crossed paths with one another? What if the heroes from those books had to work together to defeat a singular villain from one of those books?

Such is the case with "A Dodge, A Twist, and A Tobacconist." Sophronia Lyon cleverly matches characters from the works of Dickens, Stevenson, Kipling, and even Alcott, all in the setting of a London "crime drama" that will have the reader guessing from the very start. Combined with a well-placed "steampunk" vibe, Sophronia maintains the integrity of these well-loved authors, while remixing them into an entirely new adventure in the high-action, well-developed style of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." She not only adopts the style of the authors, but continues their "legacy" of social and moral values. The issues raised in this adventure are treated with the same conviction as the ones who personally witnessed the corruption and wrote about it.

I adored the old books, and reading this one was like a reunion of them all. The original authors would be proud to see their characters treated with such tactful respect, in a novel that also deals with the same social evils the authors themselves tried to speak against.

Sophronia has begun excellently, and I look forward to a continuation of the series!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 7, 2012
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This was a completely different style of literature than I normally read. Still, the title intrigued me and so I curled up on a wintry evening and began to read. It turned out to be a very enjoyable evening. It is a fine book and I recommend it. It might even get me into reading some more steampunk.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By arbjames on July 28, 2013
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Think along the lines of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, just with different characters drawn from Victorian fiction. This time, there's Prince Florizel, Oliver Twist, Pecos Bill, Mowgli, and other characters brought together in the Alexander Legacy Company to fight evil. This first in the series is written from the perspective of exiled Prince Florizel of Bohemia, whose throne was stolen when he was a young adult by his nefarious uncle. They are fighting their arch-nemesis, known only as Dodge, who seems to control all of the criminal activity in London and perhaps even elsewhere. There is a very strong Christian element to the characters' work, much saving of souls and winning people over to Christ.

The premise of this book is a good one. However, I felt that there wasn't enough explanation as to why these particular individuals were chosen. For example, there are several mentions that Prince Florizel, after leaving Bohemia, fought against evil forces, but it is never made clear exactly what that meant. What exactly did he do that brought him to the attention of the Alexander Legacy Company? The addition of a decided steampunk element (Oliver Twist is a genius inventor, and of course, there are automatons involved) was a nice touch. The novel contained an excerpt from the second in the series, which is written from Oliver Twist's perspective. Just reading that excerpt got me incredible confused having just read over 300 pages from Florizel's perspective, but perhaps by the time I read the second novel that will have worn off.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Readitwithme on November 27, 2012
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This is not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed this book. The unique characters and excellent writing kept me turning the pages. I think this may be a classic unto itself, modeled after the originals, but with a unique flair all its own.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Força Porto! on November 13, 2013
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As I began reading this novel, it seemed the be a 'normal', if better written and edited than most, piece of Steampunk fiction. I enjoyed the literary references that kept popping up, while being concerned that the Steampunk aspects were merely an overlay on an historical novel... something that seems to occur too often. It's easy to throw in a few steam-powered gadgets (a fencing machine, or a towel dispenser, for instance), and then call it Steampunk, and those books are certainly out there. This isn't one, I'm happy to say. How often do you find giant mechanical catfish in the Thames?

Then I ran up against something that left me astounded. One of the characters mentioned God. That doesn't happen in Steampunk, or in much other fiction these days. Neither independent nor 'publishing house' authors include many references to religion, unless it's Wiccan or some other form of paganism in paranormal books about witches-- mainstream religions are verboten.

In Steampunk, that's simply wrong. One of the hallmarks of Victorian England was its religiosity; the Church of England, with its Evangelical, 'Broad Church', and Anglo-Catholic branches was endemic in British culture throughout the 19th Century. Missionaries were sent around the Empire and the globe, with funds being raised for them at home. The fight against the slave trade was primarily carried on by men and women guided by their faith, as was the support of the working classes at home. Biology, and especially botany, was dominated by Church of England clerics. To try to write Victorian Steampunk without Victorian religion is to deny an essential part of Victorian culture.

Thus, I had great hopes for this book. Except that Sophronia Belle Lyon (the perfect name for a Steampunk author!
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