Review – A Matter of Temperance by Ichabod Temperance 

Hello, me again! And with something a little different! 

About the Book

In 1869, the Earth experiences the close pass of a new comet. In its wake, thousands of Terra’s inhabitants find themselves strangely changed. Among humanity, many find that any talent they may naturally possess has been elevated to an astounding degree. Likewise, a number of animals become self-aware and intelligent. A young “comet prodigy” from humble beginnings, Ichabod Temperance, has become one of the world’s foremost inventors in this age of prolific genius. Traveling to England to deliver his latest brilliant device to a famous explorer, the young tinker is unexpectedly struck by the fearsome hand of fate. Meanwhile, a lovely young aristocrat, Miss Persephone Plumtartt, survives an experimental accident only to find herself imbued with a power she can neither understand nor control, while dark forces and malevolent creatures pursue her, leaving a gruesome wake of death. 

Yet, worse is to come. The naïve young inventor and the lovely intellectual find themselves fighting not only to save their own lives, while concurrently coming to terms with their own budding romance, but to prevent the destruction of all life on Earth in this humorously told and poignant steampunk adventure!

This is the first book in the series, ‘The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance’. There are six books. Though in a series, each book is a stand-alone adventure.


About the Author

Ichabod Temperance is a silly little fellow living in picturesque Irondale Alabama, USA, with his lovely, gracious and kind muse, Miss Persephone Plumtartt and their furry pack family.

My Review

I have to say, this was a very different sort of book to what I’d usually read.  And an induction into “Steam Punk” something I’ve had recommended but never touched on before. Ichabod and Persephone are very interesting characters who we get to understand better through their eyes as the books comes from both perspectives. The writing is fantastic and mixes rich details with moments of comedy.  While I’m new to the genre, this is definitely a good book to cut your teeth on and I imagine a great addition to already committed fans! 


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One thought on “Review – A Matter of Temperance by Ichabod Temperance 

  1. Hello Nikki!
    Thank you for reading ‘Matter’!
    Thank you even more for taking a chance on a book outside your normal genre.
    I appreciate your kind words.
    Thank you for being a host on the tour!
    Cheers, Nikki!
    Your pal,
    ~Icky. 🙂

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