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Posted May 8, 2013
James P. Blaylock in his new book, “Lord Kelvin’s Machine” a new book in Tale of Langdon St. Ives series published by Titan Books gives us another adventure with scientist/explorer Professor Langdon St. Ives.
From the back cover: Within the magical gears of Lord Kelvin’s incredible machine lies the secret of time. The deadly Dr. Ignacio Narbondo would murder to possess it and scientist and explorer Professor Langdon St. Ives would do anything to use it. For the doctor it means mastery of the world and for the professor it means saving his beloved wife from death. A daring race against time begins…
If you like science fiction then this book is for you. I have to admit I do not know much about this genre “Steampunk” however I do know and enjoy Jules Verne stories and Mr. Blaylock has captured quite a bit of what Mr. Verne used to put in his stories. Dr. Ignacio Narbondo has murdered Langdon St. Ives wife, Alice. Now he has the intention of causing the Earth to collide with a passing comet. Despite his grief St. Ives must stop Narbondo and the use of Lord Kelvin’s superpowerful electromagnetic machine. He does but then has to battle villains, who are attempting to restore to life Narbondo using the machine, so St. Ives has to recover Kelvin’s machine from beneath the English Channel. Finally St. Ives goes back in time to kill a young Narbondo and thus stop the murder of his wife. Mr. Blaylock has given us a rip-rousing adventure yarn that will grab your attention and keep you flipping pages as fast as you can read them. If you enjoy your fiction with science out of sync with the time period then this is for you. This is an exciting book and I am sure you will enjoy this book as well.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”