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Illustrated Dodge a Twist and a Tobacconist☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ Illustrated Dodge a Twist and a Tobacconist By Sophronia Belle Lyon ✑ – Varanus.us This series melds some better and lesser known characters of classic literary fiction A literary dream team of crime fighters including nods to Dickens, Stevenson, Alcott, Austen, Kipling, Doyle, and This series melds some better a Twist Kindle Ó and lesser known characters of classic literary fiction A literary dream team of crime fighters including nods to Dickens, Stevenson, Alcott, Austen, Kipling, Doyle, and other writers across the pond, with plenty of homages to great Illustrated Dodge Kindle - books sprinkled throughout Prowl the foggy London streets on the track of a ruthless enslaver of souls Travel the Thames in a Giant Catfish Soar over London in a stealth glider, and witness true redemptions and restorations no one ever imagined I Dodge a Twist ePUB ↠ m sorry, but my time is very short just now I have tried for months to locate you, and have only just today succeeded The other members of the group I propose to create are en route or are already here Everyone else has been made aware of my plan I truly wish to explain things clearly to you, and then if you agree, to invite you to attend our first meeting as a formal association tomorrow Can I count on you to come, please, and will you hear my plan the woman pleaded This is the most important thing I ve ever done, and I pray God I have chosen the right people I also pray that the right people will choose to pledge their help If ever a woman who had no reason to be desperate still managed to communicate desperation, it was this woman Very well, I nodded But the hotel is not so far from here and the weather has been very pleasant I shall walk What time do you desire me to appear No, no, you cannot walk about London so late Please This mail coach will arrive at ten o clock Do not be frightened by it, please It is perfectly safe Frightened by a mail coach I was once again hesitant Why would I be.

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    Illustrated Dodge a Twist and a Tobacconist eBook ´ a else has been made aware of my plan I truly wish to explain things clearly to you, and then if you agree, to invite you to attend our first meeting as a formal association tomorrow Can I count on you to come, please, and will you hear my plan the woman pleaded This is the most important thing I ve ever done, and I pray God I have chosen the right people I also pray that the right people will choose to pledge their help If ever a woman who had no reason to be desperate still managed to communicate desperation, it was this woman Very well, I nodded But the hotel is not so far from here and the weather has been very pleasant I shall walk What time do you desire me to appear No, no, you cannot walk about London so late Please This mail coach will arrive at ten o clock Do not be frightened by it, please It is perfectly safe Frightened by a mail coach I was once again hesitant Why would I be."/>
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    I very much enjoyed it I m going to be interviewing the author on my blog here before long as soon as I get her the questions and she has time to respond, now that I m done reading the book and I ll also share a bit of a mini reviewbut let me just say briefly here that I enjoyed the book and definitely recommend it.I ll post my little mini review below This review first appeared in my blog where I had the privilege of interviewing the author, Sophronia Belle Lyon To check out the full I very much enjoyed it I m going to be interviewing the author on my blog here before long as soon as I get her the questions and she has time to respond, now that I m done reading the book and I ll also share a bit of a mini reviewbut let me just say briefly here that I enjoyed the book and definitely recommend it.I ll post my little mini review below This review first appeared in my blog where I had the privilege of interviewing the author, Sophronia Belle Lyon To check out the full interview which was a delight to conduct here it is Ms Lyon has gifted us with an exciting adventure that pairs beloved characters from Dickens, Alcott, Stevenson andin a crime fighting unit set in Victorian London with steampunk overtones If you have no idea what in the world I m rambling on about, let me assure you that A Dodge, A Twist and a Tobacconist may still be for you I would hate for some potential readers to have doubts based on a word like steampunk, which may be unfamiliar, and pass up the rewarding and enjoyable experience of reading this book It s great fun to spend time with these familiar characters, but I believe that even readers unfamiliar with the original stories will get drawn in to the plot and the mystery contained within these pages.I didn t love everything about the experience My biggest quibble and it really is nothingthan a quibble, one that might not even faze many readers were fairly frequent reports given by some characters that the author uses as an excuse to present certain scenes with first person narration by secondary characters These are not presented, however, as dialogue by the characters involved, but rather as narration indistinguishable from the first person narration provided by Florizel, the narrator In dialogue, these different characters maintain distinct personalities indeed, the diction is sometimes so heavy as to make some dialogue difficult to follow , so it s a bit perplexing why these reports all sound the same In the course of the story, these little detours are presented as reports delivered by certain characters to the rest of the crime fighting team at the heart of the story however, they took me out of the story since they read as traditional narration rather than the situation reports they claim to be A character giving a report on a crime scene would probably not spend time describing extraneous details like a witness dress or eye color.But that was, as I say, a pretty minor complaint I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I recommend it whole heartedly to readers who enjoy a variety of types of fiction The inventions are fun, the characters memorable, the mystery engaging and the writing enjoyable Additionally, A Dodge, A Twist and a Tobacconist is available in two forms the standard version and a special illustrated edition full of vintage images and neat little Victorian touches Both are perfectly affordable and both make a great read


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    Rose and the Campbell Clan the leaders of a secret society Oliver Twist an eccentric inventor ahead of his time Mowgli and Bagheera tracking a villain through the streets of London What if the characters from your favorite Victorian era classics crossed paths with one another What if the heroes from those books had to work together to defeat a singular villain from one of those books Such is the case with A Dodge, A Twist, and A Tobacconist Sophronia Lyon cleverly matches characters from t Rose and the Campbell Clan the leaders of a secret society Oliver Twist an eccentric inventor ahead of his time Mowgli and Bagheera tracking a villain through the streets of London What if the characters from your favorite Victorian era classics crossed paths with one another What if the heroes from those books had to work together to defeat a singular villain from one of those books Such is the case with A Dodge, A Twist, and A Tobacconist Sophronia Lyon cleverly matches characters from the works of Dickens, Stevenson, Kipling, and even Alcott, all in the setting of a London crime drama that will have the reader guessing from the very start Combined with a well placed steampunk vibe, Sophronia maintains the integrity of these well loved authors, while remixing them into an entirely new adventure in the high action, well developed style of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen She not only adopts the style of the authors, but continues their legacy of social and moral values The issues raised in this adventure are treated with the same conviction as the ones who personally witnessed the corruption and wrote about it.I adored the old books, and reading this one was like a reunion of them all The original authors would be proud to see their characters treated with such tactful respect, in a novel that also deals with the same social evils the authors themselves tried to speak against.Sophronia has begun excellently, and I look forward to a continuation of the series


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    Fun mix of characters Heavy Christian references, which is not mentioned in any of the reviews I read Not sure if I liked that aspect or not, but is a big part of the story.


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    Leaving the mock Victorian pen name aside, this book seemed an interesting idea on the description but the amateurish writing and overblown attempt to mimic Victorian English gives the impression that it isa failed attempt to join in the Steampunk craze.Where it goes wrong is in mixing accents across classes and American spelling to the extent that it s impossible to miss the fact that it s imitation by someone unfamiliar with actual English cultural idioms The setting could be described Leaving the mock Victorian pen name aside, this book seemed an interesting idea on the description but the amateurish writing and overblown attempt to mimic Victorian English gives the impression that it isa failed attempt to join in the Steampunk craze.Where it goes wrong is in mixing accents across classes and American spelling to the extent that it s impossible to miss the fact that it s imitation by someone unfamiliar with actual English cultural idioms The setting could be described as Alternative Victorian, but I wouldn t call it Steampunk.There is a lot of info dumping The plot is rather dull and a lot of dialogue goes by without anything happening for long periods of time The story isn t marketed as Christian Fiction but rather obviously is.All things considered, it was an interesting idea but I think the writer should stick within their own culture or those she has at least experienced first hand On a positive note, the editing was meticulous and I think the writer could develop withpractice


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    Before I read A Dodge, A Twist and a Tobacconist, I had never read any steampunk, maybe because I had never even heard of the genre So it took me awhile to get into this book.Somewhat inspired by A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sophronia Lyon combines characters from classics of literature from the 1800s, challenging them with a mysterious enemy Halfway through the book I found myself engrossed in the story, and after I finished, found myself wondering what will happen in the next install Before I read A Dodge, A Twist and a Tobacconist, I had never read any steampunk, maybe because I had never even heard of the genre So it took me awhile to get into this book.Somewhat inspired by A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Sophronia Lyon combines characters from classics of literature from the 1800s, challenging them with a mysterious enemy Halfway through the book I found myself engrossed in the story, and after I finished, found myself wondering what will happen in the next installment of the series I m looking forward to reading that one soon This is a delightful addition to the body of Christian fiction, and will be a very fun read for anyone who enjoys that genre


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    Leaping Catfish This is an adventurous tale that fills you with wonder and excitement in this Victoria era story There are flying coaches and sinister plots creeping around every corner Your favorite characters, both young and old, from all around the world, join with together with their families in a mysterious hotel to fight for God s truth and justice while basking in wonders and beauty unknown to the rest of the world.I am visually overwhelmed when I am reading this story It is exciting Leaping Catfish This is an adventurous tale that fills you with wonder and excitement in this Victoria era story There are flying coaches and sinister plots creeping around every corner Your favorite characters, both young and old, from all around the world, join with together with their families in a mysterious hotel to fight for God s truth and justice while basking in wonders and beauty unknown to the rest of the world.I am visually overwhelmed when I am reading this story It is exciting and there is always something happening on every page I do forget who is who and why they are there I do admire the the fact that you have chosen to make them all Christians and they show how Christians can work together to fight for justice, truth and bring peace to others


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    All in all, a fun and enjoyable steampunk adventure from an author strongly influenced by the classics she grew up with and who successfully translates these characters into another world inspired by her vivid imagination To read , go to All in all, a fun and enjoyable steampunk adventure from an author strongly influenced by the classics she grew up with and who successfully translates these characters into another world inspired by her vivid imagination To read , go to


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    I ll be honest, Steampunk is not my go to fantasy genre, especially after a particularly disastrous foray with a series that has been put in my Never to be Named pile However, I find the idea of a Christian Steampunk version of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen intriguing And this book was certainly interesting.Plot Grade AThe prime focus of this book is on establishing the crime fighting gang and going after the criminal organization run by a man only known as Dodge What makes this I ll be honest, Steampunk is not my go to fantasy genre, especially after a particularly disastrous foray with a series that has been put in my Never to be Named pile However, I find the idea of a Christian Steampunk version of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen intriguing And this book was certainly interesting.Plot Grade AThe prime focus of this book is on establishing the crime fighting gang and going after the criminal organization run by a man only known as Dodge What makes this book fun is how many secondary background and lesser known main characters are the featured heroes I think the only well known characters people will recognize right away would be Oliver Twist and Mowgli although Austen enthusiasts will no doubt be quite cheered to see someone other than Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet joining the ranks The crime organization has been exploiting the poorest of the poor, the orphans, pickpockets, prostitutes, and slaves to pull off a rather complex plot and it takes the heroes piecing together the varied clues and desperately hunting for the Dodge before they start to realize there s evenat stake here than they originally thought There is a twist near the end of the book that was somewhat expected from my perspective but I thought it was handled well as it also set up the next book quite nicely.Content Grade A Okay, I struggled with how to rate the content on this one It wasn t so much the meat of the content that was occasionally troubled me as it was the execution of the content This book addresses the various issues associated with human trafficking in a very blunt manner Lyon does not shy away from the darkness of this practice, which is good, but at times it seems too in your face, so to speak In particular, toward the last quarter of the book, one of the main characters is attacked and sodomized What troubled me was the fact that our narrator and the doctor can t bring themselves to say sodomy out loud but then every character save the one who was victimized began talking about it to the extent it felt as though they were harping on it It went from we can t say it out loud, which would have beenthan efficient to communicate what happened and why the character reacts the way he does in the aftermath, to everyone is harping on the fact that the boys captured in the human trafficking rings often killed themselves to avoid being sodomized and the character was sodomized and so on and so forth This may not bother some readers or they will instead appreciate the way Lyon doesn t shy away from being so very blunt about the evil and traumatizing results of sodomy, but others like me may feel the handling this particular situation could have been presented just a little differently and still achieve the emotional impact.There is violence in this book, but it was handled well and the most graphic description was the characters reactions to a horrifyingly grotesque facial injury if it makes a doctor and a former mercenary cry out, you know it s bad Language is hinted at but all cursing takes place off screen with one of the good guys reacting by squirting the cursing minion in the mouth with soap I will admit that I found several of the good guys annoying and I did not connect with them at all But, the worst offender was the fearless lady leader Mrs Phoebe Moore Campbell she was too perfect and practically worshipped by all the other characters She was perilously close to being a Mary Sue with a near perfect halo, especially when she seems to provide the most spiritual wisdom It was a bit odd how Phoebe and her spiritual nuggets came across aspreachy than the minister and his sermon, but I think it was a matter of execution I hope that improves as the character is dealt withand is rounded out a littlethrough other narrators eyes Evangelism is a VERY big part of this book as well, which I don t mind except when it feels a little too contrived and there was one instance where the evangelism did feel almost too convenient, especially when you already had one minion turn ally and become a Christian and then oh, there s another one Yes, it can and does happen in real life but it felt contrived in the story.There is also romance within this book However, the romance subplots weren t as well developed as I would have hoped The main romance subplot I knew was going to happen as soon as she s introduced and that s okay It was a little weird when she kept calling him her father in Christ even as he develops feelings for her and she develops them for him, but they did seem to go together What confused me was when he professes his feelings for her and calls himself old while she s young, because I thought he was either right on the cusp of 30 or just past 30 while she s in her early 20s But then she says I will kiss your graying head and some other stuff that would have been very romantic if I hadn t been too busy going Huh Wait, is he older than I thought or is she a lot younger than I thought The second romantic subplot felt like a case of insta love or at least insta crush on her part The character kisses her twice and she loves him and apparently he loves her even though he wasn t interested in love at all just a chapter or two ago I couldn t decide iftime passed than I thought weeks instead of days or if it really was just days between their first meeting and oh, we re getting married Technical Grade BThis book does have some typos, but they re not plaguing every page or every paragraph The first true typo didn t appear until about halfway through the book However, there are two places where the narrative abruptly switched midsentence from first person to third person There are also some places where it feels as though it s a first person narrative trying to be a third person narrative.The handling of accents varies from author to author and the style, such as whether it s written out in an exaggerated manner or merely hinted at with a specific accent flavored word or two, also varies Lyon opted to write out her characters accents I personally would have preferred it if she had only one main character and then a handful of secondary characters with very short speaking parts with these written out accents but between Sluefoot Sue and the cockney accents of many of the other Londoners, it was painful for me to read Sluefoot Sue s southern western accent Ah for I is very southern for me was perhaps the most painful but when she was holding a conversation with someone with a cockney accent I couldn t understand what they were saying and, consequently, kept having to re read a piece of the conversation to figure out what in the world they just said The Russian character s accent was the most legible of these written out accents I hope the accents are somewhat toned down and tweaked in further books since they can make it very difficult for anyone who has dyslexia or other reading difficulties.The phrasing and pacing of the book was rather clunky in the beginning and didn t flow well For example, even though this is a first person narrative, the narrator twice describes someone staring into his gray eyes I think Lyon was probably trying to avoid the mirror trick for describing her narrator but how often do you go through the day thinking about what color your eyes are when you re not being asked about the color Ironically, a little bit later in the chapter, the character s sister is described as having the family gray eyes, which is where I would have put in the little addendum that the trait is shared with the narrator if I had been tackling a similar scene If I hadn t been scheduled to review this one, I probably would have stopped before I finished Chapter 7 since it still hadn t grabbed my attention However, once we do get to chapter 8, things pick up and I was intrigued by the plot and how were things going and when would a specific character realize that Dodge is who I know he is among other things.Final Grade a B or 4 StarsThe plot intrigued me, even though it took a while for it to start really building up steam, and I appreciated how faith was woven into a Steampunk novel a rare occurrence I am interested in finding out how the plot twist at the end is handled in the second book so it will be in my To Read pile However, due to the content dealt with, I would recommend this book for mature Christians and add that parents need to read the book in order to discuss the issues raised with their older teenagers Recommended for ages 17 and up Please note I was provided a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review I was not paid to provide a positive review My opinions are my own


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    Facile religious nonsenseAn otherwise pleasant and harmless piece of steampunk writing is made unreadable by the fundamentalist Christian preaching of the author.Not just the usual fairy tales of organised religion but the full blown bigotry of the American backwoods version, even arguing for the stupidity of an earth just a few thousand years old.Poor writing is one thing unmitigated ignorance quite another.


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    This was a LibraryThing Member Giveaway I m not going to rate this I often do rate even books I ve been unable to finish but this one has me puzzled First of all great title, although it felt like the author stretched a bit for it The writing isn t bad, for the most part I really like the idea it s The League of Extraordinary Ladies and Gentlemen the author says so The book description based on which I requested it sounded good The rest of this review can be found here, on This was a LibraryThing Member Giveaway I m not going to rate this I often do rate even books I ve been unable to finish but this one has me puzzled First of all great title, although it felt like the author stretched a bit for it The writing isn t bad, for the most part I really like the idea it s The League of Extraordinary Ladies and Gentlemen the author says so The book description based on which I requested it sounded good The rest of this review can be found here, on Booklikes, and here, on my blog However, I will no longer be posting reviews on Goodreads, due to its recent changes to terms of service and, far worse, the boneheaded and incomprehensible way it is proceeding with the new policy Deleting content, almost randomly, and without warning whatever they may have said is wrong, and a half hearted apology later doesn t make it all better Failing to provide a sitewide announcement is wrong Failing to address users very legitimate concern over the situation is wrong I m not going to leave GR while I have good friends remaining here, but I will no longer perform librarian functions, nor will I post anything but links for reviews I will also be posting the gist of this message on my blog, on LibraryThing, on Booklikes, and anywhere else I can think of And when I review for Netgalley from now on I will state that I no longer post reviews on GR, and why It may not affect the situation here but in good conscience I can t do anything less My friends list will be seeing this message a lot over the next days and weeks Sorry

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