Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. It is , though not the it should be. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet It is , though not the it should be.
When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection—black diamonds rumored to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. His investigation leads to involvement with the media sensation of the age: They are soon rioting through the streets of London, as mysterious steam wraiths incite all-out class warfare.
And what part does the clockwork man have to play? Paperback , pages. Published March by Pyr first published London, England , To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you start reading this series, take the time to read is through whole. Lists with This Book. Introduce plant life to Ireland to counter the potato famine BUT the plant life turns carnivorous an unfortunate side effect Classic solution to both quandaries of the time.
The culmination of the story is grand fair if a little fantastical: I ended up picking up this book as a part of the Booktubeathon as the 'book I really want to read' challenge and I have to say I am very happy that I did chose this one because not only was it highly exciting and fun to get through, but returning to this world and these characters made me so very happy again. This book once more focuses on the character of Sir Francis Burton, the famous explorer, and his good friend Swinburne as they become mixed up once more in the troubles and mysteries o I ended up picking up this book as a part of the Booktubeathon as the 'book I really want to read' challenge and I have to say I am very happy that I did chose this one because not only was it highly exciting and fun to get through, but returning to this world and these characters made me so very happy again.
This book once more focuses on the character of Sir Francis Burton, the famous explorer, and his good friend Swinburne as they become mixed up once more in the troubles and mysteries of this alternative London. Due to events we've discovered in the first book Spring-Heeled Jack we know that the London we see in these books is rather more advanced than the actual London of this time period, and we also know that there's many different groups of people such as the Inventors and Rakes etc etc.
I adore the characters of this world because they're so 'real' and they feel so genuine. One element I don't think we can dispute is that Hodder has surely done his research well because the way he emulates London in the s however bizarre a London it may be is superb. The characters use the typical sayings of the day, the places referenced are all very relevant, and the manner with which people act is superb.
The whole crazy adventure with all the mad things that happen and the silly, bizarre and wonderful cast somehow It's a very impressive achievement. This storyline in particular follows Burton and Swinburne after they encounter a rather peculiar Clockwork device that has been deposited in the Square. They are unsure who put it there or what its purpose is, but Burton soon has an idea and galavants off to discover whatever he may It's fast-paced and full of humour, wit and ingenious sayings, phrases and moments.
It's thoroughly convincing, and thoroughly entertaining all at once. Once again each chapter begins with a humorous or charming little advert of extract which is either essential to the storyline, or very entertaining. I particularly enjoyed the sound of the 'Caterpillar Dustbin' which is at the start of chap 4 and talks about how the caterpillars will become butterflies so instead of flies greeting you when you go to dispose of something, butterflies will fly free! This is mainly because, after being so thoroughly fooled and bemused and enchanted by the first book and the 'big reveal' of that one, I was paying more attention and trying to figure out what was what much more than before.
It's still, most certainly a jolly good 4. Jul 04, F. So this is what would have happened if Sir Richard Burton, Algernon Swinburne, Lord Palmerston, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale and the young Oscar Wilde had collided in a futuristic Victoriana where fantastic steam devices were commonplace on every smog-subsumed by-way. So this is what would have happened if George MacDonald Fraser had written the Flashman books with a proper hero, an interest in science fiction and far less reverence for the actual course of history.
The appearan So this is what would have happened if Sir Richard Burton, Algernon Swinburne, Lord Palmerston, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale and the young Oscar Wilde had collided in a futuristic Victoriana where fantastic steam devices were commonplace on every smog-subsumed by-way. The appearance of a clockwork man in a London square leads to a jewel robbery, the Tichborne Claimant, class chaos in London and an attempt by the future to influence the past.
Wild and amazing ideas pile on top of wild and amazing action scenes in a way which manages to be completely sane, so that this reader nodded along even as the fabric of reality bent around his skull. And there might be one or two characters who noticeably exist as narrative functions rather than living and breathing, but then there are neglected historical figures who get a turn in the spotlight.
This is wildly entertaining and invigorating stuff, a thrill-ride through an all so familiar alien world. The earlier starred Spring Heeled Jack, a fire-eyed phantom who is said to have jumped dozens of feet in the air and terrorised London in the days before The Ripper made that particular Christian name his own. As a child I remember being somewhat fascinated by Spring Heeled Jack, and so will definitely get hold of that volume. Aug 24, Eric rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I got this at a Border's Going-out-of-Business sale solely because it has the coolest cover art I've ever seen , only to later realize it was the second in a series, so I had to read the first one before reading this one.
It picked up right where the first left off, with a new case that echoed back to the events in the first book. Where the first book was a steam-punk book with I got this at a Border's Going-out-of-Business sale solely because it has the coolest cover art I've ever seen , only to later realize it was the second in a series, so I had to read the first one before reading this one.
Where the first book was a steam-punk book with some minor sci-fi elements, this second book is a sci-fi book set in a steam-punk world -- and despite the increase in sci-fi elements, it works brilliantly. While the story elements were all over the map at various points, it all tied together at the end, and has me excited to read the conclusion of the trilogy that was just released, Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon which refers to mountains in Africa, not the actual moon.
Jun 15, Spencer rated it it was amazing Recommended to Spencer by: First off, I must declare my want to grow a proper mustachio. Or are they mustachios? Whatever they are, mine should be proper, what what! Fast paced and brilliantly visual. My mother-in-law pegged me for this one, and she was precisely correct in her recommendation as well as her comment "reads like a graphic novel. Putting this one back on the shelf near First off, I must declare my want to grow a proper mustachio.
Putting this one back on the shelf near another contemporary favorite, I wondered if this will also remain in my personal top 10 of all time. With time-travel, robots, unique zombies, and mutton chops, this is surely a contender. On a side note, Herbert Spencer's existential rant towards the middle was mind blowing, and there are many comments in the subtext about other mind-benders such as Burton's driving torment of destiny vs free will. Sep 15, Mark rated it really liked it.
A lot less confusing than book one. Some brilliant ideas like the non lethal pistol. A lot of liberties taking with Victorian figure in very strange ways. Jun 30, Chris rated it it was ok Shelves: I liked the first one better. I am not sure why. There is some lovely imaginative work here though. Masochistic poets, reanimated heirs, time-traveling Russians.
The second book in a series, set in an alternate-history steampunk England. This time, Richard Burton and Algernon Swinburne are up against ghosts, family curses, Professor Charles Babbage, and manipulators of time and space, in what seems to be unwinding as an epic story presenting an existential threat to the British Empire.
It reminds me a lot of Ian Tregillis's Milkweed Triptych trilogy. This is a thick, meaty adventure in a genre I'm not usually that interested in steampunk , but I enjoyed The second book in a series, set in an alternate-history steampunk England. This is a thick, meaty adventure in a genre I'm not usually that interested in steampunk , but I enjoyed it, though I thought sometimes the author just threw in extra historical references and characters in to pad it out. The big reveal of the secret arch-villain was entertaining, followed of course by an even bigger Big Bad.
There is a meta-story about how their timeline has been changed and that a handful of people including Burton and Swinburne know they are living in a altered timeline and all these psychic powers and strange science inventions aren't supposed to work.
Mostly Hollywood-style entertainment, but a good read. View all 5 comments. There are a number of things which connect this book with The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack , so some spoilers are inevitable at least for the first book. When Spring Heeled Jack had altered time, he changed the original future. One of the main questions in this book is "When you take route A over route B, does route B cease to exist? It seems that is not the case. Each time Spring Heeled Jack jumped, he disturbed what was supposed to happen, but that didn't mean the original events or There are a number of things which connect this book with The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack , so some spoilers are inevitable at least for the first book.
Each time Spring Heeled Jack jumped, he disturbed what was supposed to happen, but that didn't mean the original events or people disappeared. They just continued to exist in some other time line, they became inaccessible. While Spring Heeled Jack sought to fix his future with technology he built the time travel suite , here we have something completely opposite.
I'll leave it at that. What started with a clockwork automaton left at the square and a diamond robbery, soon became something more serious. The stolen diamonds and their origin are the focus of the story. Burton got an assignment from the Prime Minister to investigate the newest sensation - the man claiming to be Sir Roger Tichborne. While the story is great, the main antagonist in this case was disappointing it could be just me though.
When Burton hears someone in the street and recognize his friend and partner: Again, Hodder drapes his story over actual historical events — using them as the basis for his story, but never being afraid to let the story trample all over the historical accuracy. Roger Tichborne, presumed dead, is returned to claim his inheritance.watch
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Except for the fact that he looks nothing like the real Roger Tichborne. That he's a patsy is obvious to Richard Burton. What's strange is that so many people are fooled — including Swinburne. Who's controlling the claimant and why is this leading to class warfare on the streets of London.
The same supporting cast is here: The book feels a little slow to begin. The first few chapters seem to pick up the story from the previous novel and then stop it only to start a brand new story. But, over time the threads come together and the second story makes sense. Even the clockwork man of the title, is tied in at the end. Increasingly, in this novel, you start to feel that there's a larger arc that Hodder's working towards: Sep 22, Margaret rated it really liked it Shelves: It was even better.
Burton seems to be a little less dark, and Swinburne is just as enchantingly perverted as before, with added sarcasm. This story revolves around black diamonds known as the Eyes of Naga, and the Victorian scammer known as the Tichbourne Claimant. The clockwork man of the title is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square and is pivotal to the story.
This book also sees the return of police officers Trounce, Honesty and Krishnamurthy from the first novel. A couple of new permanent characters have been added. It is obvious that this series is heading somewhere, rather than just being open ended adventures for Burton and Swinburne. However, I would recommend reading the first book before progressing to this one. As I said, it is obvious that this is a series with intentions and you may miss something if you skip the first novel.
Investigate the pieces of paper on the floor. Arrange the puzzle pieces to create a postcard. Click and drag a piece to move it around.
Drop it near other matching pieces to stick them together. Use the edges of the puzzle at first to help you put it together. See the screenshot for the complete puzzle. You will receive the postcard once you put it back together. Click on the safe in the background. The postcard in your journal should have all of the clues you need to finish this puzzle. There is a list of books and a number on the card. Use the numbers with the list of books to find out what symbols need to be turned to in the correct order to open the safe.
Ballyscath, Ireland Enter the Village Square. Click on the man sitting A. Use the map B to go to Farmhouse. This is a scrolling scene. It will be placed in the scene. Travel to the Village Stream. Return to the Village Square. Go back to the Farmhouse. Lastly, once the squirrel is inside the cage, pull the string to catch it 4. Return to the Town Square. Use the TEA on the man once he has awakened G.
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Click on the fishing pole to start the next hidden object scene. Find all of the hidden objects inside the drawer. Go to the stream scene again. Go to the Town Square. Give the RING to the man sitting on the bench. Return to the Farmhouse.
Underground This is a scrolling scene. Look inside the chest. Scroll all the way to the left. Read the note behind the disk. Look at the mosaic B. Return to the relief on the left.
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The correct order is small, medium, and then large in a repeating pattern. Start at the dark grey shapes, because they cannot be moved. Place them in the correct position and the click on the edge of the disk to rotate it. Clicking on the middle will pick it up again. See the screenshot for the correct solutions.
Click on the winch to end the chapter D. The Lost World This is a scrolling scene. Go to the Forest area. This is a zoomable scene. Take the MUD from the ground C. Go to the desert area using the map. Travel to the Rainforest area. Click on the door F. This is a scrollable scene only vertical instead of horizontal.
Scroll to the very top of the screen. Return to the Tundra. Go to the Desert. Go back to the tundra. Total Eclipse Travel to the Desert. Travel to the Tundra. Travel to the Woodland. Travel to the Jungle. Travel to the Overlook. Click on the stone outcropping. To solve this puzzle you must connect the symbols from the outside ring to those on the inside ring with lines. All the symbols must connect and there cannot be any dead ends. Reviews at a Glance. The Hidden World 0 out of 5 0 Reviews Review. The Hidden World is rated 3. Rated 5 out of 5 by chermac from Fun challenge I played this a long time ago.
Noticed it today and had to play again. It was as much fun as it was the first time. There a few "Clockwork" games. Each is fun to play. Every scene was a feast for the eyes. The only sound I kept on was the voiceovers and I'm glad I did. They were wonderful, spot on with the characters. They added so much depth and enjoyment to the game. Miranda and Sproket are off to find Miranda's parents, presumed dead. In the process they find a hidden world controlled by an obsidian machine. The machine controls everything in the hidden world, including longevity.
One day in the inner world equals 2 weeks in the outside. Of course the villains want to capture this source of longevity which would destroy the machine and the inner world. HOS are complex and challenging. There are two types of HOS hints, one that shows a picture of the item you are seeking and one that takes you right to the item. There is also a game play hint button, but it really wasn't that helpful and took a long time to recharge.
The puzzles are innovative and some are pretty hard. You cannot skip any of the puzzles. BF has a walkthrough and I used it alot. This game is much better than the first one, and I hope more are in the works. Rated 5 out of 5 by Ethereal from Steampunk Intrigue This game was amazing and definitely one-of-a-kind. It is and you are investigating the disappearance of your parental units with the help of Sprocket - your adorable clockwork companion.
He has some very interesting features including an Object Locator, Progressive Hint which gives you a nudge instead of the solution and an Object Database showing you an image of the object that you need to locate. The objects were all true to the time period and historically accurate. The map gives instant clickable locations so no traveling between scenes.
The scenes are beautiful and have amazing depth I'm not even sure how to say that correctly. Some of the objects are BAM in your face and others are flat against a distant wall. The scenes that I encountered were either scrollable or zoomable which was also something that I've never seen before. The artwork is beautiful. I usually don't enjoy non-moving cartoonish graphics were these were an exception. The voice-overs are wonderful and Sprocket's noises were adorable.