Mothstorm; or, The Horror from Beyond
Uranus Georgium Sidus; or, A Tale of Two Shapers: A Rattling Yarn of Danger, Dastardy and Derring-Do upon the Far Frontiers of British Space!
As Told by Art Mumby, Esq. (with the Usual Interpolations by Miss Myrtle Mumby) to Mr Philip Reeve (Purveyor of Scientific Romances to the Discerning Gentry) & Illuminated Throughout by Mr David Wyatt ('The Devonshire Da Vinci')
MG fantasy. 387 pp.
Say it isn't so! A sinister cloud has appeared on the edge of the Known Universe, and it seems to be moving closer. The nearest planer, Georgium Sidus, has but two human inhabitants: the missionary reverend Cruet and his daughter, Charity. Their last communication? 'Great danger—imperative that—' And then nothing. To determine the nature of the threat and rescue the Cruets, Art, Myrtle and family decide to bravely go where only one man and his daughter have gone before.
But the mothy evils they discover within the monstrous cloud are far beyond anything their imaginations could concoct (and that's saying quite a lot). Lucky, then, that Jack Havock is hot on their heels to help in battle to save the Universe . . . again.
So, after much waiting, I finally got my book. Not from the Devil's Den, mind you, but from your good old-fashioned neighborhood independent bookstore.
Really, there's not much to say about Mothstorm that hasn't been said about the previous two books in the series. I enjoy the voice and writing. I enjoy the story and the alternative world the author has created. It all just makes me quite happy.
If anything, I'm just disturbed that I can't seem to come across any reviews of it online. That's just not right. It must needs be more popular than it is.