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1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't bother, 6 Sep 2011
Maybe I was expecting too much of this book, everyone else thought it was great and I felt it was rubbish. Their glowing reveiws encouraged me to buy it and I felt compelled to write this to show that it may not be as good as you hope. I found the characters two dimensional and steroetyped to an absurd degree. It is indeed Sherlock Holmes meets War of the Worlds, with none of the originality of either. In fact, it appeared to be lifted entirely from both. I could just about forgive this (being very fond of both) until the fairies turned up ...... yes, Oberon and Titania make a bizarre appearance that took the book from merely bad to truly aweful. If you want an off beat Victorian age turned on its head, read the Burton and Swinburne books by Mark Hodder. Alternatively the excellent Jackals series by Stephen Hunt. Much better investment of time and money.