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FREE PDF ¾ BOOK Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon Ì It is 1863 but not the one it should be Time has veered wildly off course and now the first moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war and the fall of the British Empire Caught in a tangled web of cause effect and inevitability little does Burton reHeeled Jack Burton and Swinburne's third adventure is filled with eccentric steam driven technology grotesue characters and bizarre events completing the three volume story arc begun in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack and The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man Wellthis was a bit of a slog I've started reading this back in March and only now finally finished it Something kept me back from reading it again and again for some reason I figured it out at the endSo Sir Richard Francis Burton goes on his final adventure in this trek across Africa and across time He is joined by the entire cast of characters that we've come to appreciate since his first adventures and the journey is one of grief troubles true friendship honor and sacrifice ultimately Unfortunately it is also a story that spills some beans a bit too soon and the entire ending of the story can be easily divine this way It's what has plagued me the entire time the thing that kept the story in check for myself I desperately wanted the ending to be different but everything pointed towards the same thing and it was bothersomeBut aside from that easy to guess outcome this is truly a great book that's only marred by weird pacing and some portions that are rather boring The fact that the narrative switches back and forth only helps to aggravate the pacing issues Two separate storylines CAN coexist without worry but the moment when one is a LOT interesting than the other the parts that do not concern that certain part of the story will feel cumbersome This is a universe that feels like it has spiraled out of control hazardously far enough to be out of the grasp of the author himself But mister Mark Hodder keeps a tight grip on these world building moments and the whole chaos turns into a central theme of the book which is really for the best To see these characters react to their world going further and further into madness was delicious especially as we can share their disbelief and we wonder how far will it go until something breaks terribly The characters themselves were compelling the safari feel of the Africa part of the story was in itself rather enjoyable although much too late did it start to be engaging the atmosphere was still kept thoroughly British All in all it was a very pleasant very fun book held back by its own pacing and its own narrative structure The ending may leave some unsatisfied myself among those but it was to be expected If you're a fan of the previous books you owe it to yourself to see the whole story to the end If you're not this will not change your mind Good reading

Mark Hodder ☆ Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon EPUB

It is 1863 but not the one it should be Time has veered wildly off course and now the first moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war and the fall of the British Empire Caught in a tangled web of cause effect and inevitability little does Burton r The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack was a fun steam punk romp with a sci fi time travel twist The pace was break neck even if the plot was a bit incoherent at times The interplay between the colorful cast of characters most of which were stolen from real life historical figures made the book This same winning recipe continued in The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man which left me excited to read this third and final volume of the Burton Swinburne trilogySadly that excitement died the moment I opened Expeditions to the Mountains of the Moon The lightness in tone was gone replaced by a bleak fatalism The banter between the cast also disappeared as each of the supporting casts' moment was relegated to their swan song The Burton Swinburne moniker doesn't even really apply to this book as it is mostly Burton and Swinburne's final appearance is an absurd scene view spoilerwhere he is transformed into a mutant plant that not only speaks but bears fruit containing juice that is actually brandy hide spoiler

MOBI ☆ Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon ☆ Mark Hodder

Expedition to the Mountains of the MoonEalize that the stakes are far higher than even he suspects A final confrontation comes in the mist shrouded Mountains of the Moon in war torn Africa of 1914 and in Green Park London where in the year 1840 Burton must face the man responsible for altering time Spring This third part of the Burton Swinburne trilogy on that later takes the story of a fractured history British Empire to its inevitable mind blowing conclusion It has a heavier tone that the prior books The characters go through a long trying journey through the heart of Africa and the overall feeling engendered by the story mirrors their bleak experience Algernon Swinburne continues to provide manic comic relief and beautiful poetry with some of the real life Swinburne's composition factoring into the tale All of our favorite Scotland Yard personalities make a comeback as do multiple automatons and of course the foul mouthed Pox is present you bilious scutwagger Isabel Arundell given short shrift in the first book makes a notable comeback and of the three books this one yields the best roles to female characters although the males still take up most of the air I am sure you are familiar with foreshadowing as a literary techniue but have you ever encountered aftshadowing This story flips the prior time travel narrative on its head and tells a parallel tale of the future circa 1910's during The Great War intermixed with present time for the characters 1860's along with a re visit to the past leaving the reader asking not how did things come to be this way but rather how will things become this way a fine distinction to be sure but this approach adds much gravitas to the story There are many touching moments too as the fate of various characters come to be known across the timelines We see the ultimate evolution of the technological and cultural alterations that came into being through the actions of Spring Heeled Jack from the first book The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack and they are sheer madness and horror In the future the British Empire is on the verge of extinction war is worse than hell and there is no certainty that this bleak outcome can be avoided That won't stop Burton from trying though The end of this book well it's just about the only way that a time travel paradox can end like it or not I was wowed the first time that I read it and it has stayed with me ever since BUT WAIT There's Yes I was as surpised as anyone after enjoying the perfect conclusion to this tale that there were books in the series I have only read one further The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi and can't wait to re read that and then move on to all new territory in this one of my very favorite contemporary series and the only steampunk novels that have ever satisfied me