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"This wonderfully imaginative story would make a perfect gift for any adventurous preteen." ( Children's Literature)
"This fun read will appeal mostly to fans of the steampunk genre." (VOYA)
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By Margot Vigeant on 02-29-08
This is a magnificent story; great for the whole family, particularly if you have little Star Wars addicts like we do. Excitement, adventure, and a richly imagined and researched alternative history. In brief, this is a "young-orphans (not really, but they think so) make-good in the British Empire" story, with the added twist that, in place of the usual sea adventures, we have space adventures. HRM Victoria's empire includes the moon, Mars, and various Jovian satellites. Wow. The author manages to capture the speech and manners of Victorian England while still communicating to a modern young audience - no small feat! Fans of "real" history, particularly the history of science, will find fun tidbits scattered throughout for their consumption. Reeve does his homework.
In the words of the narrator: Huzzah!
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By Amazon Customer on 11-27-08
This story harkens back to the HG Wells style of classic Sci-Fi with a lighthearted spirit. The narration by the young protagonist is really fun. Highly recommended. The sequel is just as good.
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