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Review - The Friday Society

Posted by Lee A. Farruga on December 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Canadian author Adrienne Kress is known for her children's novels Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate, as well as a number of short stories.  The Friday Society is her first steampunk novel.

The story centers around three young ladies from very different backgrounds living in Edwardian London. Cora, Lord White's assistant and apprentice inventor, Nellie, assistant to London's most famous magician, the Great Raheem, and sword fighting specialist Michiko, indentured to wealthy and despicable Callum Fielding-Shaw.

Through a number of unusual events the three meet and soon learn they have more in common than they first thought.  As the body count rises, the girls begin to find that if they pull their talents and resources together they make one heck of a great team!

The author's writing is witty and fun.  The language is more modern than period, but it suits the audience it is written for.  The girls are strong characters and good people.  This tale is not just about gadgets, adventure and mystery, but also about making new friends and learning to trust your strengths. Of course, the gadgets are amazing, especially the Chekhov, the adventure is constant and keeps the story interesting, and you get two mysteries for the price of one.

The Friday Society is a fantastic story. It was a delight to read.  "Gowns, Guys, Guns" pretty much sums it up!  

The Friday Society will be released this coming Thursday, December 6th! If you are lucky enough to be in the Toronto area on Friday, December 7th, be sure to attend The Friday Society Gala at The Gladstone Hotel.

To learn more about the author, go to Adrienne Kress

To purchase The Friday Society, go to

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