Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mothstorm by Philip Reeve

Reeve, Philip. Mothstorm, or, The Horror from Beyond Georgium Sidus! Decorated Throughout by David Wyatt. 320 pgs. Bloomsbury, 2008. $16.99. Sexual Content-G; Language-G; Violence-PG.
Arthur Mumby with the help of his sister Myrtle share their third adventure (Larklight, 2006; Starcross, 2007) in Victorian space. The Mumby’s and their friend’s Christmas celebration is ruined when their Christmas pudding goes rogue and a space ship from Her Majesty’s Navy arrives. There is an unknown cloud near Uranus and they go to investigate. They discover shaper and her alien minions who have come to conquer and enslave our universe. Will Art’s ingenuity and Myrtle’s manners be enough to save the day? This original and entertaining series combines history, science fiction, and adventure with a dash of romance. MS – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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