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Scarlet Traces Hardcover – 2 Sep 2003


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  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; 1 edition (2 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569719403
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569719404
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 17.4 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 682,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SJJones on 5 July 2009
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I love the idea of this book, a sequel to War of the Worlds where the British Empire exploits the technology of the dead Martian invasion force, but the execution of the idea is not great. We don't really see much in terms of innovation using alien technology and when we do it can be a bit silly; you can understand mini heat-rays being used as hand guns, but putting articulated metal legs on a pram is just stupid. The level of imagination seems to be: if it had wheels on it in the past, put legs on it in the future - job done. The story is also quite basic and, for a mystery, is very predictable with few surprises. Part of the problem might be that Scarlet Traces was originally going to be an animation and the book has the cut-down, by-the-numbers feeling of a story board. Also, much of the dialogue is very cliched, as are the characters who I never really grew to like or care for. Having said this, it does set up the sequel 'The Great Game' nicely and I will probably pick up a copy to see what happens...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jon Shipton on 16 Feb. 2008
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I bought this as the direct follow up to Edgington & D'israeli take on War of the Worlds.
A worthy sequel then? Absolutely.
A gripping Conspiricy thriller, told at a fantastic pace, with genuine surprises round every corner.
The story is v.tight indeed, beautifully drawn by D'israeli again, with every panel pulling you further into the intruige.
I was not disappointed at all...Till the very end!

Well; I could have carried on reading for another hour (or three) easily. But the story leaves the biggest cliffhanger, you can imagine!
LUCKILY, the sequel to this is out now (I have just ordered my copy).

If you loved the War of the Worlds; you should like this.
Recommended!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Carroll VINE VOICE on 29 Sept. 2008
The writer and artist manage to paint a vibrant picture of a steam punk London post HG Wells War Of The Worlds with government skullduggery that readers of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen would appreciate.

The comic touches on issues like the price of technology and the divide between north and south in the UK through an industrial age grim stained looking glass.

I can highly recommend it.
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By Mr E Jackson on 13 Jan. 2015
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A beautiful book. Fantastic art and a great story. If you like steampunk then Youll love this. It's the sort of book you have to keep looking at again and again.
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