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read doc Õ The Secret of Abdu El ↠ ó mark hodder » Burton Swinburne return in a new series The Beast is coming History will be remade Since the assassination of ueen Victoria in 1840 a cabal of prominent men including King George V HRH Prince Albert Benjamin Disraeli and Isambard Kingdom Brunel has received gPrecedented peace and creativity But on the eve of a groundbreaking alliance with the newly formed Greater German Confederation scientists surgeons and engineers are being abducted including Brunel The government in search of answers turns to the Afterlife only to find that Abdu El Yezdi is now refusing to speak with the living Enter the newly knighted Sir Richard Francis Burton f This is a great mishmash of a read merging Victorian personalities and great understanding of London at this time with a great imaginative storytelling This book along with the last one is a lot serious in its tone I found myself missing the humour of the first two bookshighly recommended to all

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Resh from his discovery of the source of the Nile Appointed the king's agent he must trace the missing luminaries and solve the mystery of Abdu El Yezdi's silence But the Beast has been summoned How can the famous explorer fulfill his mission when his friends and loved ones are being picked off one by one by what appears to be a supernatural entity by perhaps Abdu El Yezdi himself Come on Mark Hodder You're 80% of the way there Just a little bit fartherI've had a lovehate relationship with this series since it began Hodder tells a pretty excellent alternate universe pulp yarn and while his writing started out a bit workmanlike and unpolished it's definitely improved as the books go on Unfortunately his particular weakness happens to be located right at one of my personal pet peeve points he can't for the life of him seem to write a female character who isn't the personification of some idealized Victorian trope The closest he's come has been Sister Ragavendra who occasionally gets to do something than stand about wringing her hands and asking obvious uestions to advance the plot but she still doesn't seem to have much agency of her own outside of the Burton centric plot One of the few female characters is named Mother Angell fer chrissakes she's even named after the trope she embodies Not a single one of his books have passed the Bechdel test And then in this story which is otherwise one of his best written yet minor spoiler ahead view spoilerhe decides to do some fridge stuffing Because obviously giving the male protagonist a revenge motivation is far important and interesting than anything his love interest might y'know do while she was alive hide spoiler

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The Secret of Abdu El YezdiBurton Swinburne return in a new series The Beast is coming History will be remade Since the assassination of ueen Victoria in 1840 a cabal of prominent men including King George V HRH Prince Albert Benjamin Disraeli and Isambard Kingdom Brunel has received guidance from the Afterlife The spirit of a dead mystic Abdu El Yezdi has helped them to steer the empire into a period of un The only problem with the Mountains of the Moon was I wasn't sure where Hodder was going to be able to go from there With The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi he showed us where or whereS with a capital S There is no end to the amount of adventures the intrepid adventurer and his De Sade devotee sidekick can go And this the first in the continuing adventures packed a lot of possibilities into the punch Most of the characters you've come to know and love and even revile are here in this ever changing tempestuous temporal tale I never like to just spout off the plot in a review you can read a synopsis elsewhere What I want to get across is the sheer genius of Hodder's storytelling and his mastery of the time travel element We as the reader are left knowing than Burton as the story begins and from our omniscient point of reference we can see just how convoluted is the time stream Reference is made to the other stories where needed to refresh our memories and the whole story flows in an organic and satisfying directionNeedless to say I loved this latest installment as much if not than the others because I can see the future unfurling for Burton and Swinburne