Pulp Consumption: The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum

Posted: November 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Today, at Broadswords and Blasters, I talk about Cynthia Ward’s “The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum,” her sequel to the pulptastic “The Adventure of the Incognita Countess.”

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The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum

By Cynthia Ward

The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum is the sequel to Cynthia Ward’s The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, which we previously reviewed here.

Overall, everything is bigger and broader in this follow-up novel. The scope of the adventure is expanded from the confines of a certain doomed ocean liner to the trenches of World War I. The stakes are higher as a famous British politician is taken captive. And the action is ramped up as the focus is less on intrigue and cloak and dagger in favor of more overt action and adventure. In fact, one of my main complaints about the first novel, that some of the action is delivered second hand, is addressed in this novel, as Lucy plays a much more active role than she did even in the first novel.

The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum (Conversation Pieces Book 62) by [Ward, Cynthia]

Ward continues the series with…

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