Welcome back to my blog - I'm so excited to tell you about Christopher Healy's latest release!
Remember this classic 80s commercial? If you aren't quite as old as me - take a quick peek. I'll wait...
Instead of "you got chocolate in my peanut butter".... I like to think of Healy's latest series as
"You got humor in my historical fiction! You got historical fiction in my humor!"
Let me tell you- it's a delicious combination.
Don't get me wrong - I do love regular historical fiction. I've read stories from so many time periods. Take me back to the middle ages to travel with a troubadour. Let me feel the fear of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. Bring me the thrill of the early space program or the agony of watching the Berlin Wall go up. I'll read it all. But one thing that hasn't been a common factor of any of that powerful historical fiction is humor.
Healy has proven himself a master of the crack-me-up. His Hero's Guide series proved his ability to craft characters and plot that make me giggle. So when I picked up his first Danger and Mayhem book, I knew I was in for a treat. (My thoughts on book one (with nonfiction connections)
The Treacherous Seas is the same kind of rip-roaring adventure tale. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves the age of inventors, adventure stories, learning about amazing women from the past, or even just kids who want to laugh. You'll get your dose of history in a spoonful of sugar... and that makes it go down easy!
About the Book (text from the publisher)
A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem #2: The Treacherous Seas
by Christopher Healy
It is 1883—only a few months after Molly Pepper, her mother, Cassandra, and her friend Emmett, saved New York from an attack by the megalomaniacal Ambrose Rector while managing to preserve the reputations of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, whose technology was manipulated in Rector’s scheme. Their selfless heroism will finally earn them a place in the Inventors’ Guild, alongside the greatest minds of their generation.
Unless, of course, no one knows that they did any of that. Left with nothing but empty promises and a struggling pickle shop after the government chooses to cover up the crisis, Molly, Cassandra, and Emmett have no idea where to turn—until they learn of a daring expedition to the South Pole, where an meteorite of mysterious power is embedded, and where Emmett’s father, explorer and ship captain Wendell Lee, disappeared years ago.
With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, our heroes commandeer an experimental seacraft to make their play on the pole. But the trip is more treacherous than they realize, and there’s no guarantee that they will return successful—if they even return at all.
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