1833 William IV, Victoria the Railway Age George HudsonThe industrial age is sweeping through England and the Stephensons are planning the greatest engineering scheme ever undertaken a railway line from Liverpool to London At Morland Place, Nicholas had hoped that his brother Benedict had been banished for ever But railway fever brings Benedict back to York as an en1833 William IV, Victoria the Railway Age George HudsonThe industrial age is sweeping through England and the Stephensons are planning the greatest engineering scheme ever undertaken a railway line from Liverpool to London At Morland Place, Nicholas had hoped that his brother Benedict had been banished for ever But railway fever brings Benedict back to York as an engineer on the Leeds Selby line When plans are formed to bring the railway to York, Nicholas not only fears his brother may steal his inheritance, but that the iron horse will destroy the very Morland lands The conflict between the brothers mirrors the nation s battle between old and new.
The Abyss William IV Victoria the Railway Age George HudsonThe industrial age is sweeping through England and the Stephensons are planning the greatest engineering scheme ever undertaken a railway line fr
I have read and loved all the previous ones to different degrees but did not enjoy this one at all I missed other characters Lucy, Sophie, Thomas etc who just vanished whilst the Nicky Bendy saga was resolved I found Bendy ridiculously wet in the previous book who lets themselves be accused of a hideous murder and banishes themselves from a beloved parent when they have an alibi and he was just as bad in this one I couldn t wait for Nicholas to die and it all be over In fact I basically skip rea [...]
In spite of the low rating I gave this novel, I want to emphasize that I am a fervent fan of The Morland Dynasty Series since 2005 and that this novel is well written BUT I must hasten to add that The Abyss is a novel laden with tragedies and various dark elements Heartache and despair abound The Morlands seem to be poised for an irreversible decline in their fortunes as Britain begins to embrace railways and the full force of the Industrial Revolution Glimmers and sparks of hope and renewal sho [...]
Review taken from my Blog Post 74 after borrowing the book from the local library Part of a series book 18 , but it s possible to read as a stand alone.It seems a strange place to start at Book 18 I know, but actually this is a book that my Mother picked up on a library run during the snowy period in December and she just grabbed it and hurried back to the warmth of the log burner In actual fact, she rejected it without reading it I on the other hand, desperate for other authors to read, thought [...]
I agree with the other reviewers this was a very dark book It had very few likeable characters and frankly, while the Cain and Abel storyline had to be resolved, even Benedict made some stupid decisions that were just DUMB The major reveals were pretty odd and I just didn t think that they worked I will continue reading the series as the next book deals with the other hidden girl, Charlotte I find it interesting that the series has a lot of the same things happening over and over again, madness, [...]
The Morland Dynasty saga has reached the Industrial Revolution and the coming of the railroad about 1833 I enjoy this series very much and continue to await each new installment eagerly Harrod Eagles does tend to intersperse lengthy bits of British history into her stories, but I don t mind that If you can manage the history, the family saga is fascinating and I think the history is too Recommended.
This one was all about Nicky and Bendy I was a little disappointed that Sophie, Lucy, and Rosamund never appeared Maybe in the next book Oh and there were over 50 glaring mistakes in the Kindle version of this book I really wish publishers would hire proofreaders to check the Kindle versions of their books before release That s a job I would love if I were checking this series.
Her usual tour de force.a great tale about Benedict and Nicky Moreland as well as great context of Victorian social customs and niceties Particularly interesting was the background of the expansion of the railways On top of all that, I find her writing style very fluid and never dull.
I don t know which of the brothers was hardest to read about Poor, mad, bad Nicki or painfully naive Benedict, whichever, it was a painful read.
This is the slowest read of the series thus far too dark Looking forward to it being over and hoping the next one returns to her previous tone of writing.
This episode was darker than any other Morland Dynasty book so far Some very Gothic happenings Can t wait for the next one
Finally, he s dead About time, too.