The Return of the Discontinued Man (Burton & Swinburne 5) by Mark Hodder – Review

First off, I want to give some love to Jon Sullivan. He’s the mastermind behind the moody, fantastical covers I always featureĀ on the reviews of this series. So, a tip of the hat to you, good sir. On the cover for Mark Hodder’s fifth installment of this alternative history series we see a huge metal man, and a small plaque that reads “Isambard Kingdom Brunel.” Like so many of Hodder’s characters, Brunel was a real and important figure in the actual Victorian era, but with a definite Steampunk twist. Due to an accident, Brunel had to build himself a body out of metal. Then, he gave … Continue reading The Return of the Discontinued Man (Burton & Swinburne 5) by Mark Hodder – Review

The Secret of Abdu el Yezdi (Burton & Swinburne 4) by Mark Hodder – Review

At the end of The Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon, our heroes, and in fact time itself, are left in rather dire straights. If you are reading them in the proper order, you would have been left with a sense of indelible loss as well as a dash of “What the heck can Hodder do to get out of this?!” The answer is: breaking all the rules. And it’s awesome! The Secret of Abdu el-Yezdi begins prior to the events of the Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, but in a different alternate version of the Victorian era. Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon … Continue reading The Secret of Abdu el Yezdi (Burton & Swinburne 4) by Mark Hodder – Review