Scourge: A Grim Doyle Adventureby David H. Burton
Grim Doyle has always known his life was not exactly "normal", and things get even more curious when he discovers a set of stones that sweep him and his family to the fantasy, steampunk world of Verne - a place they had escaped from years ago. Now that they've returned, Grim and his siblings hide from the evil Lord
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Two dads, five siblings, and goggles!
Grim Doyle has always known his life was not exactly "normal", and things get even more curious when he discovers a set of stones that sweep him and his family to the fantasy, steampunk world of Verne - a place they had escaped from years ago. Now that they've returned, Grim and his siblings hide from the evil Lord Victor and his minions. And while learning about Jinns, Mystics, and the power of absinth they try to discover who is trying to kill them with the deadly Scourge.
NOTE: Scourge includes a color map of the World of Verne (great for Nook Color!)
Meet the Author
David H. Burton was born in Windsor, Ontario to parents that instilled in him the love of the written word at a very young age. Throughout his childhood, David read relentlessly, often into the wee hours of the morning.
Fantasy and Science Fiction novels have always been David's greatest vice and he has indulged in the likes of Terry Brooks, Robert Jordan, Margaret Weis, Mark Anthony, J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Robert J. Sawyer, Isaac Asimov, Melanie Rawn, Marion Zimmer Bradley, J.K. Rowling and for interest, some Margaret Atwood and Jose Saramago.
David graduated from the University of Toronto with a major in Biology and a minor in Classical Civilization. He also dabbled in Computer Science, to which he owes his current occupation in the Telecommunications world at one of the large banks in Canada.
When David isn't writing he enjoys spending time with his partner and three boys: hiking, swimming, kayaking, biking, and reading. David has a great fondness for Portuguese cuisine, good wine, and all things left of centre.
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This is an imaginative, colorful book that keeps you wondering what will happen next. You are transported to another world where magic meets ingenuity. Almost a Harry Potter meets Inspector Gadget kind of world. David Burtons descriptions include such wonderful detail you can almost see yourself there! Even though I purchased this for my 12 year old, I truly enjoyed reading it and look forward to see where this series will take us in future books. This is a must have for every middle school child's bookshelf!!
It is great! There are some typos, but it's still a really good story.
There was one part that confused me. How come the Mechs didn't turn on all their immunities before they went into battle? Instead, they turned on an immunity for something after it got shot at them, which doesn't really make sense. Other than that, it's a great book.