Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Return of the Discontinued Man by Mark Hodder

The Return of the Discontinued Man
Mark Hodder
4/5 stars

In this fifth installment of the Burton and Swinburne series,  strange creatures resembling Spring Heeled Jack are manifesting all over London searching for Sir Richard.  Meanwhile, Burton finds himself slipping sideways in time, experiencing his life in other timelines.  All this leads to Burton and his friends going on a new expedition--through time.

Once again, Hodder takes multiple plot lines, unrelated events, and some amazing fantasy and works them all together into a fantastic tale.  His imagination seems to know no bounds as he creates world after world for this volume.  As always, his prose is good, his storytelling great, and his inventions excellent.  This penultimate volume leaves the reader guessing till the very end, and anxious to start the final book of the series.

(previous reviews are hereherehere and here.)


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