Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade

(Book 1)
4 stars

The start of a fabulous new steampunk series!

Modo (yes, as in Quasi) is a shapeshifter-- raised by a mysterious man known only as Mr. Socrates to be a top agent.

Yes, that's right, the hunchback is a shapeshifting secret agent.  In a steampunk alternate past.

It totally rocks.

Throw in echoes of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, among other literary themes, and you've got quite the story.

I did feel like it was just a little slow starting out, but overall, good stuff.  :)

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