Saturday, 11 August 2012

Review: Scourge by David H. Burton

Title: Scourge
Author: David H. Burton
Publisher: Stonehenge Press
Published: November 2010
ISBN: 098659413X (Kindle)

Rating: 4/5

I *love* *love* *love*, the cover on this!!!  I’m a huge steampunk fan (I make steampunk jewellery which you can treat yourself to from my Etsy shop I also take custom orders).  The cover is, without a doubt the first thing that snatched my attention with its bright colours and steampunk gorgeousness, if I could base my review on the cover alone it would get 5/5 with merits ;)

I loved the characters in this, along with the steampunk spider!  The children are sent to another dimension to keep them safe.  They get to know the world their Dads were brought up in, one until now that they had no idea about.  They have to try and be as inconspicuous as possible and blend in, which they find hard at first and as only children can be, parts of this were laugh out loud hilarious :)

This was very entertaining, with the children being used a slaves and being sent to clean the sewers etc – enough to make anyone grimace!!  I loved the plot in this, although at one point my attention sagged as the storyline became slightly long winded.  What kept me reading was the intrigue, fun, the quirkiness of the children and uniqueness which I felt from the book, all of which made a very entertaining read, and my first delve into steampunk books.

Book synopsis:
Two dads, five siblings, and goggles!

Grim Doyle has always known his life was not exactly "normal", and things get even more curious when he discovers a set of stones that sweep him and his family to the fantasy, steampunk world of Verne - a place they had escaped from years ago. Now that they've returned, Grim and his siblings hide from the evil Lord Victor and his minions. And while learning about Jinns, Mystics, and the power of absinth they try to discover who is trying to kill them with the deadly Scourge.

Source – Many thanks to the author for his patience – an ebook was received in exchange for an honest review.

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