Available from: Amazon
Released on: 4 December 2013
Description: The sovereignty of Planet Earth is under assault by interplanetary invaders. Ichabod Temperance and Persephone Plumtartt return in this thrilling Steampunk adventure. The duo fight bloodthirsty monsters bent on Earth’s conquest. Featuring a cast of unforgettable characters, including the world’s greatest actor and a telepathic dog, For the Love of Temperance will scare you and amuse you by turns.
Review: This is my third Temperance book, and it was again a very enjoyable ride.
What I thought of was War of the Worlds comes to Alabama, which is funny to me but made for an intriguing angle. The opening flowed well and I really like that Bolt was still with us and played a big part.
I ended up liking this one better than the second, because where the second felt really kind of out of control and kind of convoluted, this one felt like a much more coherent and organized plot and story. That made it more enjoyable for me to read. It was also more serious, I found, but I liked that too. It never lost its humor, though.
Although the dude with the CT accent? Really?! Come on! We don’t sound like that! Haha. I couldn’t let that go unmentioned.
Another interesting thing about this story is the way our author had to take modern things we all know, put them in his universe and let his characters figure out how to use and what to call them. The names were amusing.
It was also a fascinating concept for the creativity of the writer, the reader, and the character: what does a steampunk world do when one of its most common materials becomes a liability? (I don’t want to say more, lest I give too much away.)
There were less new characters joining their band of adventurers and the ones there were, were more cohesive and I really enjoyed them. I particularly loved the imagery of Clarabelle versus the cannon.
Ichabod and Persephone continue to be adorable. And I really appreciate our author’s affection for animals in his writing, as it reflects my own.
And the final solution? Brilliant.
So, this one regains the first book’s rating of 5 Fireballs. And I hope there’s a fourth incoming!