Monday, June 15, 2015

Haphazardly Implausible (Haphazardly Implausible)

Title: Haphazardly Implausible

Series: Haphazardly Implausible (Book #1)

Year: 2012

Author: Jack Lewis Baillot

Summary: Three unlikely heroes. A world teetering on the edge of war. A mad man who will stop at nothing to gain complete power.

Peter Jones, an Aeropilot in the Scottish Royal Air Force, has grown up believing his parents abandoned him. Isidore Thaddeus Reichmann, a famous detective running from his past, is trying to save the last person he cares about. Singur, an inventor who has been forced to hide his real name his whole life or risk being killed, holds an important secret. These three have never met. They live in different countries and have little in common.

Little do they know their lives are about to entwine and that together they have the power to save the world from complete destruction, or destroy everything.

Loyalties are questioned. Friendships are betrayed. Trust is shaken. Who do you turn to when the friends you've always relied upon become your worst enemies? (from Goodreads)

Main Characters:
~ Peter Jones
~ Tony
~ Captain Shamus Steed
~ Darcy Steed
~ Isidore Thaddeus Reichmann
~ Jack
~ Singur

Review: Right from the beginning, this book swept me away. I've really enjoyed each book I've read of Jack's, but she just keeps amazing me. If I have a new-found interest in steampunk and the like, I'm blaming Jack. Yes, this book is that good. If you haven't read it yet, YOU MUST! Honestly, I don't know what took me so long to get around to reading this, but now I'm dying for the next book. 

Set in an alternate Europe, Peter Jones is an aeropilot in the Scottish Royal Air Force. He's been in the army ever since he was seven -- when he was told his parents abandoned him. But life at a military base isn't all bad. He's got his best friend Tony to keep him company. He's basically the best pilot at the base... which means when a night air attack comes with bombs and everything, it's him the general sends up. Aeropilots don't fly at night, so Peter's mission is suicidal, yet he knows he can't back down.

And that's only the beginning! From there, the adventure unfolds, and Peter's life is never the same. Mysteries and secrets long hidden from the world come to light, and suddenly Peter must abandon everything he knows and forget where his old trusts lie. Falling among Air Pirates might not have been the ideal situation, yet that may be the key to saving his own life. 

Besides Peter's adventures, we're also treated to the journey of the famous German detective, Isidore Thaddeus Reichmann, who's been hired to find the elusive Peter Jones. It's no big task for him. He's found many missing persons before, and this will be another easy task to put on his resume... that is, until he picks up a very persistent shadow... and the shadow's dog. THEN we've also got a mysterious Italian genius thrown in the mix. Singur has spent his whole life hiding... in plain sight. Too bad that doesn't work forever.

This book has an amazing cast of characters. I love how Jack incorporated all the different nationalities (i.e. Scottish, British, German, Italian, Russian, etc.) and gave each its own unique personality. Peter was a favorite right from the start, and Tony and Kirk quickly battled each other for place as my favorite. Darcy was also amazing... even when at first I didn't think I'd like that character. *cue Thorin* Never have I been so wrong in my life. Captain Hogan... ahh... too many excellent characters. I shall refrain from gushing. And then we've got airships, guns, swords, Scottish mountains, submarines... all amounting to one of the most epic adventures you can ever live within the pages of a book... or on the eye-numbing screen of your Kindle. For some reason, I don't feel that five stars do this one justice. 

Advisory: Some battle descriptions/fighting/injuries/etc. Nothing overly graphic, and well-suited to the tone of the book. There is also a scene in which a man and a girl share a hotel room because they're pretending to be man and wife, but he very astutely sleeps in the closet, and nothing is ever mentioned about it again. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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