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The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
by Mark Hodder


Overview - When one man changes history, history changes everyone. London, 1861. Burton and Swinburne stand at a crossroads in their lives and are caught in the epicenter of an empire torn by conflicting forces.  Read more...

 
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More About The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder
 
 
 
Overview
When one man changes history, history changes everyone. London, 1861. Burton and Swinburne stand at a crossroads in their lives and are caught in the epicenter of an empire torn by conflicting forces.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781616142407
  • ISBN-10: 1616142405
  • Publisher: Pyr
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 373

Series: Burton & Swinburne Adventures

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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Historical
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-07-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

A historical figure already larger than life, Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton, pursues a legendary and violent Victorian creature, Spring Heeled Jack, at the behest of the prime minister in this convincingly researched debut. Fans of steampunk will be intrigued by the alternate history setting, in which the queen dies mid-century; they will also enjoy following Burton and his sidekick, poet Algernon Swinburne, as they investigate the dark secrets of 19th-century England and recall Burton's legendary expedition to find the source of the Nile. Burton is an intriguing character, but the story might have benefited by more than token appearances of his intrepid fiancée, Isabel Arundell, and better integration of the fantastical elements--werewolves, time travelers--into the narrative before a wild ending that pulls everything together. (Sept.)

 
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