'The Osiris Ritual': Anyone else excited to read it?

osiris-ritual-mannEarlier this Summer, I picked up a book called The Affinity Bridge by George Mann that was lying around the EW offices. It had a nice cover, and it said something about “steampunk,” “automatons,” and a “glowing police officer” on the back. I wasn’t quite sure what any of those terms meant, but they sounded pretty cool, and I liked the idea of reading a Sherlock Holmes-y mystery tinged with sci-fi elements. To my delight, The Affinity Bridge ended up being a completely fun summer read. Was it the most well-written piece of literature? No. But was it exciting and creative? Absolutely! Mann brought industrial London to life with mysteries, fight scenes, zombies, robots, criminals, red herrings, and some major flirtation between the two protagonists. It was sort of like a Jerry Bruckheimer movie in book form.

Imagine my excitement, then, when I went to check if a sequel had been released yet, only to find that the latest Newbury and Hobbes Investigation, The Osiris Ritual comesĀ out today. Even better, it looks to me just as wonderfully over-the-top as it its predecessor. The cover features a sarcophagus (which means there will certainly be walking mummies involved), and the product description includes the phrase: “his villainous predecessor, who is hell-bent on achieving immortality.” Um, yes please! I can’t wait to head to the book store this afternoon and pick up the latest edition of this goofy series, in which I hope to see even more dastardly villains, fast-paced fights, and blossoming romance between Maurice and Veronica. But what about you, Shelf Life readers? Do you like George Mann? Are you looking forward to reading The Osiris Ritual?

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  • Big D

    I’m psyched! Very cool to see this book plugged here. Another great one by Mr. Mann is ‘Ghosts of Manhattan’. It chronicles the adventures of the world’s first steampunk superhero in an alternate New York in 1926.

  • Heather

    This looks awesome! I’m adding it to my list!

  • Mary

    Dash it all! I haven’t even unpacked my books from my move and already I have more to add to my library!

    (which is to say, thank you for the recommendation. I’ll be checking these out now.)

  • Big D

    So pumped about this series because of this post that I asked for and received The Affinity Bridge for my birthday. It now sits atop my to be read pile.

  • Koubou

    I’d rather buy Ghosts of Manhattan, mummies scare me

  • Big D

    Mummies scare me too. I always found them the scariest of the classic horror characters. Mummies are much scarier than vampires, werewolves or Frankenstein’s monster. Something about the bandages and not being able to see their face, and the relentless determination with which they pursue you.
    George Mann is also the editor of a great series of science fiction anthologies ‘The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction’ of which there are three volumes.

  • קידום אתרים בגוגל

    Thanks for news.

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