Friday 27 March 2015

 A Matter of Temperance by Ichabod Temperance 
Series: The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance: Bk1
Release Date: 17th April 2013
Publisher: Golden Bear Creative Works
Genres: Steampunk

In 1869, the Earth experiences the close pass of a new comet. In its wake, thousands of Terra's inhabitants find themselves strangely changed. Among humanity, many find that any talent they may naturally possess has been elevated to an astounding degree. Likewise, a number of animals become self-aware and intelligent. A young “comet prodigy” from humble beginnings, Ichabod Temperance, has become one of the world's foremost inventors in this age of prolific genius. Traveling to England to deliver his latest brilliant device to a famous explorer, the young tinker is unexpectedly struck by the fearsome hand of fate. Meanwhile, a lovely young aristocrat, Miss Persephone Plumtartt, survives an experimental accident only to find herself imbued with a power she can neither understand nor control, while dark forces and malevolent creatures pursue her, leaving a gruesome wake of death.

Yet, worse is to come. The naïve young inventor and the lovely intellectual find themselves fighting not only to save their own lives, while concurrently coming to terms with their own budding romance, but to prevent the destruction of all life on Earth in this humorously told and poignant steampunk adventure!

This is the first book in the series, 'The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance'. There are six books. Though in a series, each book is a stand-alone adventure.

This is my first foray into Steampunk and if I am perfectly honest, I was a little bit nervous about it. But, being the type of reader who likes to give everything a fair go I was quite excited about being given the opportunity to read a steampunk novel. For a 'Steampunk virgin' this book was a great book to start with. Brilliantly written with a host of wonderfully complex characters, I was so drawn in by the language of a time gone by. Beautiful Victorian dialogue interspersed with complex science. Well complex for me! I will admit to having to go and look up the meaning of some words in the book but I found this incredibly enjoyable! Yes I am a total book geek!
All in all, A Matter of Temperance was a really fun adventure fully of mystery, good old fashioned villains and monsters and I'm so glad that I have been introduced to the world of Steampunk. Ichabod Temperance is a new type of book boyfriend! 

About the Author
Ichabod Temperance is a silly little fellow living in picturesque Irondale Alabama, USA, with his lovely, gracious and kind muse, Miss Persephone Plumtartt and their furry pack family.

One Response so far.

  1. Thank you, Debbie, for reading 'A Matter of Temperance'!
    I am so glad you liked it!
    Happy reading, everybody!
    Your pal, ~Icky. :-)

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