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The tone of the novel is laid back and easy to follow. The author has a delightful sense of humor and many wonderful puns appear throughout the story. "A World of Intemperance" has a larger cast, more narrative voices, and more humorous underpinnings than the first novel, but it has all the same charm and excitement. This is a fun, easy read for any Steampunk fan, or anyone who wants a light introduction into Steampunk literature.
It would seem, however, that something fowl *ahem* I mean foul, is afoot, and the plucky pair are soon swept in to another unpredictable adventure involving voodoo practitioners, vampires, genetically modified minions, clockwork men, and hazardous bio-warfare agents!
As with 'A Matter of Temperance' puns aplenty and hilarious alliteration abound, with characters and settings styled after elements of popular culture in a wonderfully humorous fashion, such as Cluedo, The Wizard of Oz, and James Bond (the '00' is his IQ, don'tcha know?!) The action is non-stop - from ships to trains, horse drawn sleds to zeppelins, they careen from one perilously precarious position to the next with both new and familiar faces in tow, leaving you wondering how they will get out of their latest sticky situation, and what ingenuity they'll be required to employ to do it!
I think my only complaint is the addition of others' POV's, but that's a personal preference, and to be honest, I giggled, guffawed and gasped my way from beginning to end, so ultimately it was neither here nor there.
I also loved the characters of Dee Dee and Wolfgang - It'd be great to see them again in future books *fingers crossed*
Speaking of, I'm off to start book three! Tally ho, I say, what?!
In A World again we follow the exploits of Ichabod and Persephone.
This time we get to see the story from multiple points of view, not just Ichabod and Persephone. I'm not sure if I liked that as much as the first story, for two reasons. One reason is the beginning of the story was told mainly through Ichabod's eyes. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not as much fun as in the first book where it tended to switch back and forth between Ichabod and Persephone and for a good part of the book showed their different reactions to the same situation. The Second reason is that when the story finally started to flip back and forth between characters sometimes it took a minute to figure out who was speaking. Since there were so many different voices sometimes it took me more than a minute.
The story this time is also a lot more tongue in cheek and seems to take itself less seriously. There are a lot of different plays on words with the names of people and places that had me smiling constantly. Also the alliteration is amusing as well. While sometimes all the word play blew beyond the borders of corny, it was still fun. I think the comedy and corniness is what mainly won me over in this one. If you've read A Matter of Temperance and haven't gotten a chance to pick up A World of InTemperance I definitely think you should. However don't expect it to be exactly the same as the first novel. Better than the first? In my opinion they are both equally good, but for different reasons. I think the comedy is definitely higher in World. But I don't think that diminishes the fun that was had in Matter. Both books are equally enjoyable and I think this series is turning into something truly fun
This book did kind of make me think of what Patterson’s “Zoo” would have been like if it had been steampunk, and funnier, and, y’know, written better.
There were several new elements I really enjoyed: Bolt was awesome. I really liked Cogito as well. In both cases, I love when we see humanity via the inhuman. It’s a theme I really like. Our Author continues to have a way with wonderfully color characters, which we see a lot more of in this book. Gauzot was a lot of fun, and I liked her fight scenes in particular. Piston was also very amusing.
I did find that the ending felt a little rushed, but still funky and fun. So, still a great read and one I’d definitely recommend. I even had to read a couple parts aloud to my husband that I found particularly funny. I’ll be reading the third book! A solid 4 Fireballs.
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