Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for In a Latitude of Temperance by Ichabod Temperance

Amazon & Goodreads Summary:

“Gee, whiz, Miss Plumtartt, these here are sure enough an odd assortment of characters you and I have run up with.” 
“Indeed, Mr. Temperance, and at the risk of disclosing any 'spoilers' for our dear readers, I suspect that we have allowed ourselves to fall into the clutches of a Nosferatu brood.” 
“Nosferatu, Mr. Temperance, undead fiends that gain sustenance by slaking their unnatural thirsts on the manna of the living.” 
“Oh my Goodness! You mean we are prisoners of a bunch of bloodsucking Vampyres? That's terrible!” 
“Quite, but what is even more troubling, is my suspicion that they are brewing a conspiracy that could threaten life at every level all over planet Earth!” 

The adventure prone Ichabod Temperance and his capable cohort Persephone Plumtartt are again hurtled into baffling mystery and hair raising intrigue. A dangerous mission exposes an unspeakable danger to the safety of the entire world. Assisting our brave protagonists is an amazing cast of extraordinary and charming individuals. Thrilling action in this humorous ride to once again save our imperiled planet from certain destruction carries Ichabod and Co. to uncharted waters of surprise and terror. 

My Review:

This is the fifth book in the Adventures of Ichabod Temperance series. (Don't worry I am reviewing book 4 later in the alphabet this month and I did read them in order! Unfortunately the alphabet cannot be switched around so I just have to post these reviews out of order.) But not to worry his adventures have not run out of steam! (Yes, pun intended.) In this story the author has surpassed his previous novels and really pulls out all the stops. In Latitiude we are introduced to more of Ichabod and Persephone's friend Mademoiselle DeeDee Gauzot's 'relations'. In this adventure the characters are taken to the south pole where they meet a whole new set of friends.  They also meet a whole new batch of enemies. The story takes on quite a few interesting twists and turns. 

I love joining the author's characters once again. Not only are they enjoyable since the story is told from multiple perspectives the reader really gets to know each one in this addition. Not only the good guys, but the not so good ones as well. Yes, sometimes their accents get a bit thick, but they really add to the whole essence of the story.

Again, as I said in my previous review, I really enjoy the way that the books never take themselves too seriously.  From the author's amusing alliteration to the hilarious characters and their nod to historical and pop culture figures. There's never a page that doesn't make me at least smile if not laugh out loud. There was even one character nod that I didn't get until the last pages of the book.  It's that well worked into the book that once I finally realized it I couldn't believe I hadn't seen it before! I won't give more of a spoiler than that.

Yes, the author also does an amazingly detailed job of describing his characters inventions, but he does it in such a way that it isn't overly thick. The creations themselves, even when complicated, end up being fun. So if you aren't overly technically inclined that you will get lost.

The stories in this series are a great step into an alternate reality that is enjoyable and entertaining. In a Latitude of Temperance is another great voyage. If you've read Temperance's previous novels and enjoyed them I definitely think you will enjoy this one. If you haven't...Why the heck not? Get a move on! If you enjoy steampunk, comedy, adventure this is the series for you!


I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. Wahoo!
    'L' yeah!
    Thank you, Aimeekay,!
    Thank you for reading 'Latitude'!
    I am so happy you liked it and that it made you laugh.
    That is the greatest gift.
    Your pal,
    ~Icky. :-)

  2. Oops!
    'A 'Faux Pas' of Temperance'
    I need to go back and work on my ABC's.
    I refer to this book as 'Latitude', and saw the letter 'I' as 'L'.
    I respectfully rescind my 'L' yeah and offer a sincere, 'I" yah! Hai, Karate!
    Cheers, Aimee!
    Happy Reading, everybody!
    Your pal,
    ~Icky. :-)

    1. It's ok. I referred to it as Latitude too in the review. lol.
      Thanks for writing such amazingly enjoyable books!