Culture & Criticism Since 2003
The best thing about Linda Davies writing is found in its ability to compel you to have to know more – something in the plot just always seems to catch you in the ‘I have to see what happens next’ cycle. And Ark Storm is no exception. Here, a flood of biblical proportions propels Davies’ writing to the edge. Readers who love that thrill-a-minute ride won’t be disappointed.
Action and adventure reign in this paperback set in an 1890s fictional world, most of which suffocates under the rule of Queen Victoria. Here, America cannot recognize its once muscular reflection, as pirates loot the countryside and chaos runs rampant. Now it’s all up to Gideon Smith to restore some semblance of order. In Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon, the pages seem to turn themselves as Barnett’s crisp narrative grips and does not let go.