A Brightstorm Adventure
‘Darkwhispers‘ lie within tales told by Lontown Geographical Society members. However, ahead of an Eastern Isles expedition by Harriet Culpepper and her ‘Aurora’ sky-ship crew, the society calls an emergency meeting. Explorer, Eudora Vane, the Brightstorm twins’ aunt and nemesis, wishes to extend this expedition to an armada sized fleet. It seems that she has evidence of the whereabouts of missing explorer Ermitage Wrigglesworth. Therefore, she demands the society has a responsibility to find him.
However. Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm, guardians of Harriet Culpepper, spied their aunt’s henchman breaking into the missing explorer’s house. It appears that whatever he found has inspired Eudora Vane’s rallying cry. Foul play is afoot! The twins have experienced Eudora Vane’s ruthlessness. For not only is the twins’ aunt responsible for their father’s death, but she lied, just as she’s lied in other circumstances. Furthermore, she demonstrates no conscience in her quest to be first and best within the exploration world.
Readers were drawn into the rushing adventure of Brightstorm. It feels as though we are passengers aboard the ‘Aurora‘. Therefore, we wonder where this latest adventure might lead. Could rumoured lands exist? Fruits, flower water cups, suction shoes? Maybe there will be an environmental paradise such as the legendary Erythea? Could there be a development in ‘perfect harmony with the natural world’?
As with Brightstorm we are engaged by the twins’ relationship, their individuality and discoveries. Yet somehow, this writer convinces us in her settings also. We are committed to the secrets and wonder of the Eastern Isles and hopeful at what has been created. ‘Darkwhispers’ is a bold, magical, pink-crystal, wing-swept, adventure Bookwagon recommends highly.