Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Dead Gentleman by Matthew Cody

This is a steampunk adventure story with chills and thrills.  I loved it!

Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Mr. Cody writes an action packed adventure with danger, time travel, ghosts from the past and more.  He sweeps you away in the story right from the beginning and adds some magical elements to the story to keep the pace tight. Any young reader will enjoy the various dystopian touches that make the story a bit scary and very interesting.  How do you stop a man who is already dead?

Tommy is nineteenth century youth who is "stuck" in time.  Jezebel is a young teen girl that meets him by chance in the basement.  He warns her of dangers.  Then when she has been surrounded by evil, he shows up out of nowhere to give her advice on how to fight them.  She grabs his hand and is taken back to the past on alternate world.  And that's just the beginning of their adventure together.

I enjoyed this story and hope there will be a sequel to it.  I'm sure Tommy's challenges aren't over and Jezebel is afraid of what's to come.  It would be great fun to head out on another adventure with these two intrepid explorers.

Happy reading.

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