Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Lazarus Gate - Mark A.Latham

London, 1890. Captain John Hardwick, an embittered army veteran and opium addict, is released from captivity in Burma and returns home, only to be recruited by a mysterious gentlemen’s club to combat a supernatural threat to the British Empire.

This is the tale of a secret war between parallel universes, between reality and the supernatural; a war waged relentlessly by an elite group of agents; unsung heroes, whose efforts can never be acknowledged, but by whose sacrifice we are all kept safe. 

My thoughts:
This started with John returning from Burma. A former solider suffering from PTSD since he had been tortured and was now addicted to opium. Yeah, it was not good to be John. 

The setting was Victorian London. A very nice setting for a mystery if I may add.

And the story is about John getting a new job, a case to work and sets out to solve a mystery.

A nice normal historical mystery.

Paranormal things going on you say? Poppycock. John seconds that.

*read a bit more* Right, I should have trusted that blurb. Balderdash. There is no things like that.
No, this Victorian mystery just turned weird. And by weird I mean weeeird. There is more things under the heavens than you and I know. John gets beaten, finds an unknown world. Meets new friends, and that mystery is a slippery one. He does question everything and even I turned whaat? another time- Sure threw me a surprise there.

Conclusion:
So it is a paranormal mystery, and there is an ending. One crisis is averted, but more seems to be coming. Victorian London is not safe.

Cover
eh

Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Titan Books
The Apollonian Case Files #1
Historical paranormal mystery
For review


36 comments:

  1. I actually like that cover! :D

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  2. Sounds like a mess, to be honest. Oh well, it's not my thing to read anyway. Sigh.

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    1. If you feel like that then yes not the book for you. Trust that first instinct :)

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  3. I think I would like the paranormal turn this one takes!

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    1. I can not spoil things but, in this world there is nothing...but there are other universes. Not with paranormal things, just the sight

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  5. I am not sure if I am a fan of the other universe thing.

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  6. Hmm will pass, I like returned soldiers and read some paranormal, but .... no!

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    1. Maybe if the pnr had not been there?

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  7. i actually kinda like the cover ahah

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  8. Oh, I recognize the cover more than the title, and this is the first time I've seen a review for this one. Looks as fun and interesting as I'd expected, might have to check it out!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I am like that sometimes, title what? Cover, yeah I know that one

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  9. hmm I wonder about the weird part...

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  10. hmm, I think I'll skip this one...

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  11. This actually sounds like one I might enjoy- weird and all. Of course, historical mysteries tend to draw my attention.

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    1. Same with me, I like a historical setting more than a modern

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  12. I love that word: poppycock! Lol. Victorian London sounds rather intriguing, my dear :) Happy weekend!

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    1. Haha, me too, that is why I had to use it :D

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  13. LOL! Love it when a pragmatic character gets hit with the inexplicable. You hooked me with that description of the story.

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    1. Hehe, thank you, I went off road a bit there

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  14. Maaaaan, I cannot wait to be done with school...it is throwing me behind in my posting comments. HAHA

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  15. Sounds good, I love Victorian London and I like that cover myself.

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  16. I kinda like that cover. lol. Sounds like a good mystery. :)

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  17. Some times the paranormal in the mystery doesn't really seem to fit. I hate that. I don't think the PTSD and addict thing is for me.

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    1. I get that, here it did fit cos well, you would see

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