The Wisdom of Dead Men by Oisín McGann

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The Wisdom of Dead Men

'“Give this Victorian series to teens looking for a unique steampunk angle (a Dublin setting instead of London) with a hint of horror, à la H. G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau.” —School Library Journal “Very tense, with red herrings aplenty and a goodly dollop of humour.” —The Bookbag “McGann mixes science, politics and history and raises many moral issues. He manages it all with a wonderful lightness of touch and superb control of an ever-evolving story that grows in complexity with every chapter but somehow never becomes confusing to the reader.” —Inis magazine “The Wisdom of Dead Men is an explosive fantasy read, set in the Victorian era. It opens with a gripping spontaneous combustion and the action never lets up.” —The Independent “A rollicking, steampunk adventure . . . I couldn’t put it down.” —The Irish Times “He reveals lush detail as he builds a fascinating world for his characters to inhabit but never gets bogged down in self-indulgent minutiae and his characters, even the bit-part players, are always fully rounded and believable.” —Sci-Fi-London'
'“Give this Victorian series to teens looking for a unique steampunk angle (a Dublin setting instead of London) with a hint of horror, à la H. G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau.” —School Library Journal “Very tense, with red herrings aplenty and a goodly dollop of humour.” —The Bookbag “McGann mixes science, politics and history and raises many moral issues. He manages it all with a wonderful lightness of touch and superb control of an ever-evolving story that grows in complexity with every chapter but somehow never becomes confusing to the reader.” —Inis magazine “The Wisdom of Dead Men is an explosive fantasy read, set in the Victorian era. It opens with a gripping spontaneous combustion and the action never lets up.” —The Independent “A rollicking, steampunk adventure . . . I couldn’t put it down.” —The Irish Times “He reveals lush detail as he builds a fascinating world for his characters to inhabit but never gets bogged down in self-indulgent minutiae and his characters, even the bit-part players, are always fully rounded and believable.” —Sci-Fi-London'
Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween ISBN: 9781497665811 Pages: 408