Sunday, January 8, 2017

Roland Yeomans - The Not-So-Innocents Abroad Novel - A Review

Steampunk, Floating Airships, and new inventions, oh my, with an entourage of characters who are invited for a one-of-a-kind cruise. Wouldn't you like to come along?



The Not So Innocents Abroad -Cover. by Roland Yeomans

The Journey begins

Sam McCord, Meilori, Meilori's henchmen, Ada, Abigail, and a young Tesla cross paths with vampire politicians, Captain Nemo, and other assorted villains in this adventure set in a time of exploration and new inventions. The original stated purpose is to take the guests to the great world exposition in Paris, with a few side trips.

However. . .

All is not what it seems. The airship is powered by new technology and Meilori's control. Sam McCord does what a Texas Ranger is hired to do, keep the peace or control the mayhem. Somewhat. This is a cruise meant to impress and to explore, but at the same time, it is a venue where Sam McCord and Meilori can rein-in certain revenants-the undead-and others who plan their demise.

Will the tour survive? Will Captain Nemo get his way? Will Sam McCord and Meilori be able to deter the plots set in motion by those who have gone to the Dark side? This is a book which makes you want to look over your shoulder for those souls lurking in your own past. . .

In Not So Innocents Abroad, Roland Yeomans has crafted another tale of a world we can only imagine, yet one which mirrors the real world in some aspects - one in which good and evil battle for control against known and unknown enemies. Plots and sub-plots entangle our hero and his heroine, but the demon alien goddess (Meilori) paired with her solid Texas lawman with a deadly right hand manage to survive, so far. . .This tale continues in Roland's next novel, The Not So Innocents at Large.

Underneath the tension of the adventure runs the never-ending, time-spanning romance of McCord and Meilori. I recommend this novel for those who like steampunk, adventure, history and the magical world which the author has created. This is a book which will transport you to those realms where anything is possible.

To learn more about Roland Yeomans, the prolific author, please visit his website, Writing in the Crosshairs, where you can view some of his other titles. 

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Are you a fan of steampunk tales? Have you read Roland Yeomans novels? Do you like adventure with a fantasy twist?

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here and I'll respond. Thanks for dropping by! Hope 2017 will bring us better news and events than the past year! 

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Reference:

Roland's website http://rolandyeomans.blogspot.ca/ 

More info on Roland Yeomans as Author (from the A-Z authors list)
https://dghudson-rainwriting.blogspot.ca/2016/04/y-yeomans-roland-author-z-blog.html

20 comments:

  1. Fan of Roland's work! Looking forward to another great read.

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    1. It just keeps getting better with some of Roland's stories. . . I'm a fan, too, Alex! Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. Thank you so much, Alex and D.G!! You made my painful tooth go away for awhile. :-)

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  2. Hi DG - Roland always offers much in his stories tying together intrigue and mystery, with history and steampunk - it works so well ... and travel I should add in ... cheers to you both - Hilary

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    1. And cheers to you, Hilary. I like taking history and giving it a twist with Mark Twain for the sense of humor!

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    2. I think that's called story weaving, something good storytellers do well.

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  3. Roland is an excellent writer. I'm pleased his story made it into the IWSG anthology.

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  4. I haven't actually read anything steampunky but I'm certainly open to it!

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    1. It reminded me a bit of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, another steampunk story with a hero mashup.

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    2. I think you will at least like Mark Twain's antics in my book. :-) He and 11 year old Nikola Tesla make quite the pairing!!

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  5. Great review, D.G. I'm not into steampunk, but I try. I'm still reading this one and have read several of Roland's novels. There are some interesting characters in this one to say the least.

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    1. There are a lot of passengers on that airship with a hidden agenda. Nothing like keeping your enemies close to heighten the tension (remember Louis IV in Versailles).

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    2. Thanks again, Denise. I think Mark Twain with 11 year old Nikola Tesla are a hoot to write.

      An insane Abraham Lincoln and a vampire Benjamin Franklin add to the spice, don't you think?

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  6. Steampunk has definitely become a new favorite genre. What a cool story, and I love those names (especially Meilori). I am very excited!

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    1. I like steampunk too, sometimes it's just more interesting than the real world. . .flying in a ship has always lured me whether it's a starship or an airship, count me in. Glad you stopped by, guys!

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  7. I've read only one other Steampunk novel. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. This sounds like a good book to read.

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