The Janus Affair

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marianne on 08-05-12

Even Better than the First Novel in the Series

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I am fascinated with this series, as I am with many other Steampunk series. But the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences ranks in my favor up near Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate (which I absolutely adore). Just as in the first book of the series, Phoenix Rising, the plot's central mystery easily moves the novel along while Ballantine introduces intriguing characters, and delves deeper into the professional and personal relationship between partners Eliza Braun and Wellington Books. I highly recommend.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 06-07-12

Books and Braun Keep Stokin' the Boilers

This series just keeps getting better and I can't wait for the next one. Book 2 provides a little bit more of our heroes' back story but I still want to learn more. It's a fast pace rollicking adventure loaded with the action, by play, and humour that made Book 1 such a success.

Books and Braun are growing into a memorable partnership with their vibrant interaction. Each wonderfully drawn character providing the prefect foil to the other and don't forget our favourite Italian asassian. Then, there is that secret room down in the archives.

It's always the quiet ones

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kimberly on 06-06-12

Can't get enough of the Colonial Pepperpot!

An excellent second book in the series! More banter, more action and more romance. Expertly narrated. Can't wait for book 3!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Gayle on 07-06-13

Twists & Turns

Having read and enjoyed the first book of this series, I was eager to read Book 2. Although it was still good, the "interludes" were a bit confusing. There are many characters in the story and, at times, it was difficult to keep track of them all. James Langton does an excellent job of narrating this story. I enjoyed learning a bit more about the Ministry 7. Overall, this was a fun read.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dennis on 11-27-12

Action adventure and a real mystery

If you could sum up The Janus Affair in three words, what would they be?

I love the language with the proper sentences and words that are English and very discriptive, Both main characters feed the story and the Ministry 7 add to the flavor

What other book might you compare The Janus Affair to and why?

Hard to say this is unique and very interesting

Which scene was your favorite?

Near the end when the jig is up and they get the answers they were looking for

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The fight to delay Diamond Lil and Sabrena got injured with Wellington at a lose for action

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the book and look forward to their American adventures Hopefully audio will have them soon

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Troy on 11-14-12

A Worthy Sequel

When I picked up the first book in this series, I got exactly what I'd hoped for: a lot of fun. Typically I expect sequels to not quite live up to the standards set by the first in a set, but in this case, I am pleasantly surprised. Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris have expanded upon the characters of our heroes, their world, and the underlying menace they face. Just when you think you know everything about any of it, the game changes. Even with the clues in front of me, I felt like I'd missed the obvious when the big Scooby reveal was made in the course of the whodunit. My only complaint? That I have to wait for book 3 to appear. This series has gone from being a whimsical listen to one of my favorites, and the setup leading into the next book has me chomping at bit. It's not a cliffhanger, but it's definitely the kind of game changer that promises to deliver.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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