Welcome to London. A city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steamcars and metrotowers soaring into space.
Before his parents died Jack Mason was an acrobat, travelling around England in the circus. But when the world-famous detective Ignatius Doyle comes looking for a young assistant, Jack's new training begins. And when Scarlet Bell's father disappears, they are all plunged into a mystery so baffling that the future of the whole world may be at stake.
In the last year I have really started liking the whole steampunk genre and everything about steampunk that goes along with it. That is why when I was introduced to this book, I had to read it.
What makes this book even more fantastic for me is that the book is steampunk meets Sherlock Holmes, although the character is not called Sherlock. In fact, in a fun play on words, the character admits that he is cousin to a famous detective but never mentions who. Although, we readers know!
The book is filled with these fun inside jokes but also is just a good read too.
I loved taking off with the characters in a steampunk air balloons on a mystery of epic proportions. I also loved how the children related to the detective and vice versa. The whole book was full of steampunk themes right down to the clothes the character wore or the places they visited.
In addition, a few historical characters and themes were introduced which made total since for the book as a whole. Even though I knew who the killer actually was before then end, it did not matter. I loved the twist of it all. As I said, all of it made for good reading.
I recommend anyone who likes, mystery, a little history, or steampunk novel should check this one out! 5 stars!
Disclosure: I received an ARC from the author for my open and honest review. The views expressed her are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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