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The Alarna Affair by Ruth Lampi

The Alarna Affair is a story about trains, archaeology, tomb thieves, monsters, mysterious academics, and a winged apparition.

Set in the Victorian era of another world, The Alarna Affair introduces a unique family of archaeologists and their friends. They must contest with tomb thieves, a winged apparition, and the problem that not every evil from the ancient world conveniently died there. . . .

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By Susan Amund, author of Barghest

May 25, 2016: As the first in a series of books, "The Alarna Affair" gives a glimpse of a fascinating mashed-up world of steam and paranormal. The writing is descriptive and well-paced; hints of something larger and more mysterious than two boys on a train appear immediately, encouraging the reader to continue.

I would have liked a bit more reaction from Jon. Upon seeing a winged figure (which is apparently quite fantastical and unbelievable in this world) swoop through a train station, Jon only [more . . .]

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