It's summer in New York City. All is quiet and peaceful. Or is it? An ancient evil is about to be unleashed on the unsuspecting island populace.
Former Civil War cavalry sergeant Denis Malone struggles to live a normal civilian life but the nightmares persist and gain strength. What do these haunting visions mean? Meanwhile - Nikola Tesla, his eight-years-long search for the Cult of Five Stars nearly over, has just arrived in the city from overseas. Not a penny to his name, the young man has only his inventions and his wits to combat the ancient evil that is about to be summoned down from the sky. Can he find the cult leader in time to stop the ritual? Or will the girl be sacrificed and horrors run free upon the earth, starting with New York City? With unlikely aid in the form of Denis Malone, Tesla is about to find out!
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a nice, quick read
- AudioBook Reviewer
YA Steampunk Adventure
The character of Nikola Tesla, and his inventions.
More dialogue, less description. The characters don't interact enough.
Mr. Stifel's narration brought the characters to life and made the description vivid.
This is an excellent read for a young adult reader of about 12-15. I would have loved this book at that age. As an adult, it didn't hold my interest as much. Nikola Tesla and his steampunk inventions were well-conceived and realized. The "cult" aspect seemed cliche and the book could have been improved with a more fully fleshed-out villain; the cultists didn't seem to have enough personality to make them realistic or unique.