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Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (A Burton & Swinburne Adventure) Paperback – January 24, 2012

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Book 3 of 5 in the Burton & Swinburne Series

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Praise for the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Burton & Swinburne books:

"The usual superlatives for really clever fantasy (imaginative, mind-bending, phantasmagorical) aren't nearly big enough for this debut novel. With this one book, Hodder has put himself on the genre map."
-Booklist, starred review of The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack

"Hodder, with an encyclopedic grasp of period detail, tellingly brings these disparate, oddly familiar yet eerily different worlds to fecund life. Enthralling, dizzying, and as impressive as they come."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Every once in a while I come across a book, or series of books, that totally yanks the carpet out from under me. Then it reaches out, smashes me in the face with its awesomeness, and says, 'You love me!' Leaving me with naught to do but obligingly respond, 'Yes. Yes I do.' [The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man] was every bit the book that I had hoped it would be."
-Elitist Book Reviews

"Whatever one chooses to call [The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack], it would be very difficult to deny its overwhelming brilliance. I can't remember the last time a novel has surprised, awed, and enthused me so utterly that I'm almost left at a loss for words for how to recommend it."
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About the Author

Mark Hodder is the author of The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack--winner of the Philip K. Dick Award 2010--and its sequel, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man. He's the creator and caretaker of the Blakiana website (http://www.sextonblake.co.uk), which he designed to celebrate, record, and revive Sexton Blake, the most written-about fictional detective in English publishing history. A former BBC writer, editor, journalist, and Web producer, Mark has worked in all the new and traditional medias and was based in London for most of his working life until 2008, when he relocated to Valencia in Spain to de-stress and write novels. He has a degree in cultural studies and loves British history (1850 to 1950, in particular), good food, cutting-edge gadgets, cult TV (ITC forever!), Tom Waits, and a vast assortment of oddities.
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Product Details

  • Series: A Burton & Swinburne Adventure
  • Paperback: 399 pages
  • Publisher: Pyr (January 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781616145354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616145354
  • ASIN: 1616145358
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Wiles Parker VINE VOICE on February 12, 2012
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If you have not picked up a previous Burton and Swinburne book by Mark Hodder, be sure to do so before reading this one because it relies heavily on previous knowledge of the first two volumes. While Hodder does rehash a few details here or there, it's more for the purposes of getting to the plot of what is the end of the Burton and Swinburne trilogy. (I, for one, do not believe there will be a fourth despite speculation. Though I would rather like to reread the trilogy with the events of this book in mind.)

Burton, tasked by Lord Palmerston to find the final Eye of Naga, heads to Africa with many familiar characters in tow. Africa is where it all began for Burton and where he hopes all his troubles will come to an end. However, to do so he has to deal with some nasty Prussians and a host of hostile native tribes. Hodder injects parts of a future timeline into the telling of this main one in order to have the multiple parts of Burton's story intersect at the exact time necessary in what proves to be an impressive use of pacing if not a challenge to keep track of which timeline one is reading about. Fortunately the two are separate enough that the threads can be followed, but it is not always clear immediately and may require a small measure of reorientation.

Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon relies a lot more on slogging through Burton and co. trudging through a seemingly endless landscape of desert and jungle. That gets repetitive after a time, particularly as they keep having to pay tribute to the various tribes and seem to get in a string of conflicts. Many of the interesting support characters drop out along the way (for various reasons), so the story centers, increasingly, on Burton more than anyone.
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This book is very much tied to the previous two -- I don't see how it can be read independently, quite frankly. Themes that were raised in the first two books and characters that were introduced in the first two books all appear in this concluding edition. At one point, it seems that 90% of the characters over the last two books, in fact, are passengers on a massive aircraft! It's a great read, and Hodder has no qualms of showing how problems that began to arise in the first book have exploded into pure insanity, both in London and in Africa. I very much enjoyed the cast of characters and zany situations that Hodder created over the years, and I secretly always hoped that Burton would find himself heading over to America to participate in the Civil War/Post-Civil War years. Still, if this is how it is to end -- it's worthy ending to a great trilogy. Thank you Mr. Hodder. I'll be recommending it to all my friends who enjoy Steampunk!
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It seems most poor to criticize creativity as author Hodder obviously possesses a fertile imagination. His Burton and Swinburne series of three books has mixed several genres and created a wild world(s). Steampunk, alternative history, science fiction, history mystery...his work reflects aspects of all. This is the third in the series and sets out to resolve a great deal of loose ends while re-setting Britain and the world after a time traveler altered history. The result is a very long travelogue lightly peppered with a few interesting situations and bizarre imaginings. If this was a standalone effort, I might have given up on it but having read the entire series I stubbornly stuck it out. I am not sure where the editor was, it could have been much tighter and engaging. Worst of all, I became bored with the primary characters who were at one time compelling and entertaining. The bright spots in this book and the entire series are the mysterious and brilliant head of the chimney sweeps, the profane birds who carry messages and add randy comment to them, and the advertisements for bizarre products in a very different world.
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It's OK, I guess, but it should be so much better. I enjoyed the hell out of ' ... Spring-heeled Jack' & had high hopes for a series beginning from there, but the second book (I don't even want to say it's name) was a dismal mess & this one is just a narrow notch above. A writer can shoot his whole wad in a single entry, leaving him to try way too hard to top himself or at least maintain momentum on an extended series while flogging to death a few ideas which, while alright in small doses, become distracting & even downright grating after a short while. The lamely cursing parakeet, the brass cockney philosopher, the endless parade of insect, plant, & now, of course, animal mutants, etc .... What's gone are the steampunk atmosphere & the overall sense of invention for any discernible purpose, as well as (worst of all) the chemistry & truly engaging nature of the main characters - replaced by a feeling of "So, what's next ...?" to be answered with a yawning roll of the eyes before slogging on to the next page. Alternate history can be a wonderful genre in the hands of a writer who can pace himself & make the changes make sense, but different for different's sake does not an interesting world make. It's so very unfortunate that the great ideas which kicked off this series had to devolve into a bland combination of the (lousy) film 'Frankenstein's Army' & just some more of the limp, overly campy & repetitive writing that seems to be overtaking steampunk in the last few years. I may look at the rest of the 'Burton & Swinburne' stories later on, in hopes of a return to the work of the first book, but I'll get them from the library before buying again as these last two went right into the Goodwill bin, leaving ' ...Spring-heeled Jack' all by himself (of these books) on my permanent shelf.
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