Reading Level: Adult
Length: 12 hours and 49 minutes (384 pages)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: March 26, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series
Rating: 4/5 stars
“After being ignominiously shipped out of England following their participation in the Janus affair, Braun and Books are ready to prove their worth as agents. But what starts as a simple mission in the States—intended to keep them out of trouble—suddenly turns into a scandalous and convoluted case that has connections reaching as far as Her Majesty the Queen.
Even with the help of two American agents from the Office of the Supernatural and the Metaphysical, Braun and Books have their work cut out for them as their chief suspect in a rash of nautical and aerial disasters is none other than Thomas Edison. Between the fantastic electric machines of Edison, the eccentricities of MoPO consultant Nikola Tesla, and the mysterious machinations of a new threat known only as the Maestro, they may find themselves in far worse danger than they ever have been in before…”
This is the third book in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series and was another highly entertaining book in that series. I didn’t like it quite as much as the last book but it was still very enjoyable.
This book is set in America and Braun and Books are spending time with their American cohorts trying to track down Edison and his Death Ray. I didn’t really enjoy their American counterparts as much and wished that Braun and Books had spent more time on the case together rather than separate.
I also think that I didn’t enjoy the setting in America as much as the London based setting of the previous books. However, it sounds like we are returning to London in future books.
I did enjoy how some of the story around the Maestro and the House of Usher was moved progressed. I also liked how we learned more about Books background and past. The story is action-packed and very fun to read. It’s highly entertaining and engaging and I enjoyed it a lot.
Overall I have really been enjoying this series I would recommend to those who enjoy steampunk adventures. There are lots of fun devices and airships galore in this book. The characters are spunky and interesting. I will definitely be continuing on with the series.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Audiobook Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Steampunk Reading Challenge