☉ The Osiris Ritual (Newbury and Hobbes, #2) Author George Mann – Thomashillier.co.uk


The Osiris Ritual (Newbury and Hobbes, #2) A Steampunk Mystery Adventure Featuring Immortality, Artifacts, And Intrepid Sleuths Sir Maurice Newbury And Miss Veronica HobbesSir Maurice Newbury, Gentleman Investigator For The Crown, Imagines Life Will Be A Little Quieter After His Dual Successes Solving The Affinity Bridge Affair But He Hasn T Banked On His Villainous Predecessor, Knox, Who Is Hell Bent On Achievin


10 thoughts on “The Osiris Ritual (Newbury and Hobbes, #2)

  1. says:

    Soon after Sir Maurice Newbury attends a mummy unwrapping, people connected to the expedition that recovered it turn up dead Meanwhile, Veronica Hobbes is investigating the disappearances of young girls that seem to be connected to a traveling magician How do their investiations intersect What does it have to do with the mysterious agent who was supposed to meet Newbury at the train station And who is behind the Osiris Ritual The Osiris Ritual is the second Newbury Hobbes Investigation Soon after Sir Maurice Newbury attends a mummy unwrapping, people connected to the expedition that recovered it turn up dead Meanwhile, Veronica Hobbes is investigating the disappearances of young girls that seem to be connected to a traveling magician How do their inv...


  2. says:

    This series is growing on me The first book I thought was merely serviceable, with a bit of a revelation at the end that made one of the characters muchinteresting Either the author has gotten better at plotting, or the tension has been amped up, or I was just in a better mood to enjoy Victoriana I think perhaps all three, and the end result was that this was quite enjoyable Not revelatory, but fun.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy This series is growing on me The first book I thought was merely serviceable, with a bit of a revelation at the end that made one of the characters muchinteresting Either the author...


  3. says:

    I really want to like these books The characters have the potential for compelling relationships, and the story has potential as well And steampunk detective novels with zombies and Egyptian rituals Sounds like a win I have now slogged through two Newbury and Hobbes investigations, and I doubt I ll do a third Mann s writing is the impediment poor pacing, absurdly extended predictable action sequences, and a bad tendency to restate obvious plot point sseveral times in as many chapters whi I really want to like these books The characters have the potential for compelling relationships, and the story has potential as well And steampunk detective novels with zombies and Egyptian rituals Sounds like a win I have now slogged through two Newbury and Hobbes investigations, and I doubt I ll do a third Ma...


  4. says:

    Excellent steampunk tea time action A short summary I think TOR works better as an introduction to Mann s universe than Affinity Bridge TOR seemed less weighed down with ornamental brass than AB, and was farquickly paced and action packed for it My only quibble would be a certain damsel in distress scenario that seemed a lost opportunity an...


  5. says:

    The flawed agent of this highly imagined Victorian England returns in this second Newbury and Hobbes Investigations In the prior novel in this Steampunk trilogy, we have learned of many marvels that infuse this society, from seers, like Hobbes sister, to the mysterious Dr Fabian, who keeps the Queen alive with pumps and wires, to robotic automons Mann has a rich imagination and his highly stylized writing buoys this novel, which in the end isabout a mystery involving life after death, t The flawed agent of this highly imagined Victorian England returns in this second Newbury and Hobbes Investigations In the prior novel in this Steampunk trilogy, we have learned of many marvels that infuse this society, from seers, like Hobbes sister, to the mysterious Dr Fabian, who keeps the Queen alive with pumps and wires, to robotic automons Mann has a rich imagination and his highly stylized writing buoys this novel, which in the end isabout a mystery involving life after death, the occult and Egyptian mummies In this novel, Newbury, who is both addicted to landenum and is now taking opium, is tasked by the Queen to locate Ashford, a former agent, who apparently was kept alive by Dr Fabian after a terrible accident, but who has disappeared on a journey back to England Newbury is also investigating, with the help of a young reporter Purefoy, the death of an explorer...


  6. says:

    Significantly worse than the first book in this series, which was pleasantly readable Horrid, cliche d prose, character un development they becamecardboard than in the introductory volume , and a generally hashed up mystery...


  7. says:

    Newbury and Hobbes are not working in tandem Sir Maurice is off on assignment for the Queen looking into the return of another agent, William Ashford, who may have gone rogue and who may be involved in a high profile killing of the Egyptologist Lord Winthrop, whose discovery and then death are front page news as written by Newbury s new protege, George Purefoy Veronica meanwhile is concerned about a spate of disappearances of young women, all who visited a magician, The Mysterious Alfonso, a Newbury and Hobbes are not working in tandem Sir Maurice is off on assignment for the Queen looking into the return of another agent, William Ashford, who may have gone rogue and who may be involved in a high profile killing of the Egyptologist Lord Winthrop, whose discovery and then death are front page news as written by Newbury s new protege, George Purefoy Veronica meanwhile is concerned about a spate of disappearances of young women, all who visite...


  8. says:

    Ah.That s the first thing that came out of my mouth after finishing this book.Ah.Sort of like the sigh you give after you drink water when you re really thirsty.This book was that for me an amazing Victorian mystery that didn t let me down The idea of a mystery, steampunk, mythology, and paranormal book seemed like too much for me, but George Mann managed to make it both logical and enjoyable.The Osiris Ritual is the second book in the Newbury Hobbes series Somehow I ended reading this Ah.That s the first thing that came out of my mouth after finishing this book.Ah.Sort of like the sigh you give after you drink water when you re really thirsty.This book was that for me an amazing Victorian mystery that didn t let me down The idea of a mystery, steampunk, mythology, and paranormal book seemed like too much for me, but George Mann managed to make it both logical and enjoyable.The Osiris Ritual is the second book in the Newbury Hobbes series Somehow I ended reading this one first, so I jumped in the story without knowing anything of the characters However, I still ended loving and understanding both Sir Maurice Newbury Miss Veronica Hobbes The st...


  9. says:

    Following hot on the heels of George Mann s entertaining steampunk debut The Affinity Bridge comes The Osiris Ritual, the second in the Newbury Hobbes investigations.Once again, we find the duo investigating the nefarious to the downright bizarre against the backdrop of a London filled with all manner of peculiar devices and insidious villains This time, they have to spread their attentions on three different fronts Firstly, a series of ritualistic murders are taking place and on the Following hot on the heels of George Mann s entertaining steampunk debut The Affinity Bridge c...


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    This is a steampunk mystery novel about immortality, featuring investigators Newbury and Hobbes, agents of the Crown And I loved it Was it perfect Definitely not But I didn t care.This second book is better than the first one It is not weighted down by the standard steampunk clich s, but is its own thing Its making the promise of the rest of the series to be unique and lots of fun.We learn a bitabout the two main characters, the charming Mr Newbury and the feisty and intelligent Miss This is a steampunk mystery novel about immortality, featuring investigators Newbury and Hobbes, agents of the Crown And I loved it Was it perfect Definitely not But I didn t care.This second book is better than the firs...


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