Friday, August 28, 2020

Review: Out of the London Mist by Lyssa Medana @LMedana

Out of the London Mist
by Lyssa Medana
Published: July 23, 2020
Publisher: Three Furies Press, LLC
Genre: Science Fiction, Magical Realism


When news of his brother’s murder reached him, aether pilot John Farnley raced back to his old family home.

While he comforts his bereaved sister-in-law, and tries to sort the family business and holdings, he also wonders why his brother, Lord Nicholas Farnley, had ventured into the cramped streets of the East End of London where he had met his violent end. The slums are a deadly place where life was cheap and murderous thugs preyed on the weak and lost.

Now, in the midst of a thick, London fog, something even more monstrous is waiting in the mist-shrouded shadows. Something that has been brought to life by the refugees crowding Bethnal Green and Mile End. Something his brother might have had a hand in creating.

Aided by his friend, the resourceful Miss Sylvia Armley, his own understanding of the aether lines that flow above London, and guided by the erudite advice of Professor Entwistle, John is forced to find his way through the darkest part of London to avenge his brother and stop whatever aether powered monster is lurking there.

My Review:

After the death of his brother Lord Nicholas Farnley, John Farnley races back to London to investigate his brother’s death and to check on his sister-in-law Clara. Nicholas was found in the East End of London not on of his usual haunts. This end of town was one of John’s hangouts though. So why was his dear brother in the wrong part of town? Who killed his brother? What was their motive for murder?

While visiting the East End of London one night while looking into his brother’s death John comes under attack himself. He is rescued by a lovely friend of his Sylvia Armley from someone or something that came Out of the London Mist. Something is lurking in the London mist attacking people.

While I was reading Out of the London Mist I kept picturing all the characters in their style of dress and all their gadgets surrounded by the London mist. I kept wishing to see Out of the London Mist on the big screen to watch as the characters came to life right before my eyes.

Out of the London Mist was a fun, mystery filled, fast read that had me hooked from the first page. I couldn’t put it down once I had read the first page. I had to keep reading to find out what was coming Out of the London Mist. Out of the London Mist reminded me of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. 

I would definitely recommend Out of the London Mist to anyone looking for a mystery filled good read.  

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