- Title: The Osiris Curse
- Author: Paul Crilley
- ISBN: 9781616148577
- Page: 201
- Format: Hardcover
Steampunk Sherlock Holmes meets The X Files with a dash of romantic tension and a large dose of adventure When Nikola Tesla is murdered and blueprints for his super weapons are stolen, Tweed and Nightingale are drawn into a global cat and mouse chase with his killers What s , it seems that the people who shot Nikola Tesla are the same people responsible for OctaSteampunk Sherlock Holmes meets The X Files with a dash of romantic tension and a large dose of adventure When Nikola Tesla is murdered and blueprints for his super weapons are stolen, Tweed and Nightingale are drawn into a global cat and mouse chase with his killers What s , it seems that the people who shot Nikola Tesla are the same people responsible for Octavia s mother s disappearance As the two cases intertwine, Tweed and Nightingale s investigations lead them to a murdered archeologist and a secret society called The Hermetic Order of Set Fleeing the cult s wrath, they go undercover on the luxury airship, The Albion, setting out on her maiden voyage to Tutankhamen s View, a five star hotel built in the hollowed out and refurbished Great Pyramid of Giza In Egypt, the duo begin to unravel the terrible truth behind Tesla s death, a secret so earth shattering that if revealed it would mean rewriting the entire history of the world But if the cult s plans aren t stopped, Britain may lose the future.
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3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/201The Osiris Curse is an interesting novel. I think reading this one has made me develop a new appreciation for Pyr's Young Adult titles, as I've noticed they are typically more offbeat and original. Which is great for me, since I'm always on the lookout for YA books that do things a little differently!I was also drawn to this book immediately because of its tagline: "Steampunk Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files", with plenty of action-adventure an [...]
This was my first short review for CCLaP, as well as my first-ever provided-by-the-publisher ARC. I would give this a solid 3.5 if GR would allow such things but will settle for elaborating on my original review at some point in the undefined future.
Fantasy Review BarnNote: What follows is a review of two books, The Lazarus Machine and The Osiris Curse. I have chosen to review them together because I read them back to back on a weekend trip and there really isn’t enough to differentiate them into separate reviews.The rules of steampunk are simple.1. Set the story in Victorian England.2. Put a slightly askew male character together with an all-to-aware plucky female character.3. Have them solve a mystery that involves secret plots against [...]
The Osiris Curse is the second book in Paul Crilley’s YA steampunk series TWEED AND NIGHTINGALE. While much of this fast-paced adventure seemed obviously borrowed from works like the Librarian movies, Doctor Who and even China Mieville’s book The Scar, the two protagonists are charming and the story moves along at a good clip. Crilley raises some moral questions that should make early-high-school aged readers think.Sebastian Tweed and Octavia Nightingale are two young people who have been ta [...]
~3.5 stars~What I loved mostly was Tweed and Octavia; their personalities, connection with one another and thebattle of wits ❤Certain interesting and captivating adventures. However quite descriptive scenes (makes u wanna skim) in many places.The side characters in previous book are hardly or not at all mentioned in this book. They should have been. And why didn't Tweed and his father have “the talk” about his birth? Hmm. Few things felt lacking. But anyway! Enjoyable read
Today’s post is on The Osiris Curse by Paul Crilley. It is the second in his Tweed & Nightingale series. It is 286 pages long and is published by PYR. The cover has the two main characters looking cool and steampunky with flying machines, pyramids, and with an evil looking mummy in the background. The intended reader is young adult but again if you read the first one and liked it then you like this one. The story is told from third person close moving from Tweed to Nightingale from chapter [...]
Exactly as the two star rating implies, The Osiris Curse is an ok book. Nothing special, not terrible, but nothing I need to ever read again. Part of my response might have to do with the fact that I did not have the opportunity to read the first book in the series so I did not have the same level of emotional attachment to the characters as other readers who had started with book 1 may have had. Tweed was only interesting as a character because he was riding on the coattails of Sherlock Holmes, [...]
It wasn't as good as the first book but, it's still great! I feel that the characters such as H.G. Wells and Nikola Tesla are just mentioned to make things interesting. There isn't much interaction with these really interesting characters! If they were more involved with our two protagonists, then it would have been a lot better. The plot twist was really absolutely great. I was literally wide-eyed when I was introduced to the plot twist. Then toward the end as well, I really thought that was th [...]
It took awhile for this book to ramp up. At the beginning, I kind of forgot who the characters were (having read another similar book set in a similar time period with a similar pair of protagonists), and the slow story did not help me get back into the feeling of the setting. However, once the action started to get going and the plot was moving along nicely, everything came back into focus. I suppose it's the nature of the characters that they are at their best only when they are in the thick o [...]
A great follow up novel. In this book Tweed and Nightingale head to Egypt in search of Octavia's Mother. What they find is mysterious cults, Terrorists intent on toppling the empire and a race of long hidden lizard men. The story is nonstop action and adventure and will certainly thrill fans of both classic Victorian and modern Science fiction. Still I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the fist book and I've finally figured out why. There is no mind boggling twist to it. Yes there are surprises, [...]
***Review copy provided by Pyr***Review posted on GnostalgiaBarry says — good.Clearly, The Osiris Curse: A Tweed & Nightingale Adventure is targeted at the younger teenage crowd and should make a good stocking-stuffer this Christmas for the young steampunk enthusiast. Even this 55 year-old enjoyed portions of this book.It was a pleasant read that made me feel a little nostalgic for Scooby Doo. I imagine that I would have loved this book at age 10. The Osiris Curse: A Tweed & Nightingal [...]
Great fun! Less creepy than the first but still very intense. As one of my favorite English teachers would say, this book is pure "brain candy!" I just love the banter between Tweed and Nightingale. It hardly matters what the plot is about, I just want to hear these two squabble at each other all day long!
Crilley's plot draws a majority of its inspiration from Jules Vern's: "Journey to the Center of the Earth."There is also a strong similarity to Steven Spielberg's: "Young Sherlock Holmes."Crilley's description of the Hypoboreans reminded me of the campy television show: "Landof the Lost," and the Sleestack.A fun Steampunk adventure.
These are action packed adventures with steampunk overtones and metaphysical undercurrents. It was a fun read and mentally satisfying though a bit confusing at times! Nightingale and tweed are engaging characters and the end was satisfying on many levels.
This was a real disappointment: the mystery / plot is rather poor and linear, the author resorts to deus ex machina in at least 2 cases and there is no character development beyond a basic start of fling.
I reviewed this book for the Buried Under Books website. It's great fun and I recommend it. cncbooksblog.wordpress/201
Review coming soon!
Loved it!I read this book in one sitting
This series just keeps getting better! Every person I keep recommending this series to, keeps coming back to tell me how much they enjoy it! Great job Paul!
sherlock holmes meets classic doctor who. great! can't wait for the next one, write faster please!
Even by young adult standards this is unoriginal and hopelessly patronising to readers.opionator.wordpress/2013/0
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