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Posted February 24, 2013
As I mentioned, in my review of "The Aylesford Skull", I love that Blaylock writes in different styles. That book, is "steampunk", or alternate
history, set in England around the turn of the 19th, to the 20th century. This book, is set in "modern" day, about three adolescent cousins,
who live with their uncle, in Northern California. The uncle is a member of the St. George Society, a group with both mythological, and
metaphysical ties, and the kids get taken on an adventure, literally around the world, which ends in England. There's a villain, the evil Dr.
Frosticos, with a submarine, a mermaid, and a trip toward the center of the Earth, to the legendary Pellucidar. Blaylock keeps the pace
relatively brisk, with lots of twists, and turns, not to mention suspense. Overall, this is one fun read, that you won't want to put down.