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Stealing Souls January 22, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in 4 stars, Fantasy, Short Stories.
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Stealing Souls

by Ian Doyle

This is a short story steeped in Victorian Romance. It features Lord and Lady Gallatin who run an agency that investigates mystical matters.

The book’s backdrop is an alternate London where magical and mystical beings abound among which there’s a wooden boy which their current case revolves around. ┬áThe purpose of their case is to remedy the matter of the displaced soul in the wooden boy.

The London in Doyle’s book comes alive with the adventure. His characters are vivacious and vibrant. The ending has a surprise twist, which I found particularly delightful. This is a fast and fun read, which makes it an excellent way to spend a few moments of extra time.

4 of 5 stars