Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (Burton and Swinburne Series #3)

Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (Burton and Swinburne Series #3)

by Mark Hodder
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Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
None of the fun of the first two books, unless one considers slogging through Africa simultaneously in two timelines fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with all the Burton and Swinburne adventures, Expeditions to the Mountains of the Moon advanced the overall story of alternate histories. This book especially was a cliff hanger because you weren't sure if all the main characters would survive and reappear in the next book. Many did in the fourth book, The Secret of Abdu el Yezdi. Mark Hodder has a wonderful imagination and continues to surprise with how time works and the many finely drawn historical people who enter Richard Burton and Algernon Swinburne's lives. I enjoy the series and look forward to the next book in July.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am thankful and amazed that Mark Hodder has such a talent for writing. His third work completes a story full of well defined characters, unique environments and intertwined story lines. This is the last book in the series and they should be read in proper order. Mr. Hodder takes considerable care in developing conflicts in the first portion of his books, then resolves them toward the end. This is not particularly unique, but it is worthwhile to be reminded of this as he creates his skein. Recommended.
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dgdimitroff More than 1 year ago
The third book in the series was good, but compared to the others, it left me a bit underwhelmed. I didn't find myself staying up late, like I did with The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack. Or try to figure out the twist as in The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man. This one is pretty much a run & gun adventure. But the pace was slower, there really wasn't a "who done it" plot and the wonder of steam just wasn't there for me. Eugenics (which really took more of a backseat to clockwork & steam in previous books) did play a major part in this book, which I found cool. In short: Was it a good read? Sure. Did it bookend the series? Well, kind of. Do I *have* to read the other two books before this one: Oh yeah!! Would I buy more from this author: Heck, yeah!! Like the previous books, Hodder peppers it with famous names, which sometimes sends me googling names or places. The whole premise of why there is an alternate reality is also very interesting. Awesome....
DoKnockAbout More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the previous two books and this one kept the momentum going--so much so that it went off the rails. Though I admire the author for not playing it safe. The 388 pages flew by and I was never bored. I loved the historical figures although I still think Hodder's Burton was more about Hodder's wish fulfillment than any actual historical portrayal and his Burton & Swinburne reminded me of a Victorian Batman & Robin with Isabel as Batgirl. So when read with credulity sheathed it is very enjoyable. I do hope that there will be more in the series as the ending left things up in the air. Perhaps a short story collection with past cases and future events written in a penny-dreadful style.