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Sherlock Holmes, Professor Challenger and Dr. Watson meet their match when the streets of London are left decimated by a prolonged alien attack. Who could be responsible for such destruction? Sherlock Holmes is about to find out...Manly Wade Wellman’s novel takes H.G. Wells's classic story of Martian invasion and throws Holmes into the mix, with surprising and unexpected rSherlock Holmes, Professor Challenger and Dr. Watson meet their match when the streets of London are left decimated by a prolonged alien attack. Who could be responsible for such destruction? Sherlock Holmes is about to find out...Manly Wade Wellman’s novel takes H.G. Wells's classic story of Martian invasion and throws Holmes into the mix, with surprising and unexpected results.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes’ career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds’ greatest detective....

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds Reviews

  • Andrew
    2018-12-31 18:47

    I found this book almost by chance and it has been a pleasant surprise.The novel tell the events described in the book "The War of the Worlds" by HG Wells, experienced by two of the most famous characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger. It's interesting to see how these men, followers of logic and science, face a similar threat, although I'm convinced that Holmes's fans might turn up their noses. Indeed, there are some aspects in the personality of Holmes, but not only, that don't meet properly the original style. (view spoiler)[See, for example, the relationship between Holmes and Mrs. Hudson(hide spoiler)]. Professor Challenger, in contrast, is portrayed in all its arrogance, competence and lack of humility, as always. Many funny scenes in this story resulted from comparing the personalities of these two men. Apart from that, it's an enjoyable book that lets to examine, from an interesting point of view, the novel of Wells and where the author is described so unflattering. Note that in the book appears, though in one scene, another character of Doyle, (view spoiler)[Lord John Roxton(hide spoiler)].

  • Oscar
    2019-01-18 16:42

    Manly Wade Wellman y su hijo Wade Wellman nos ofrecen un pastiche holmesiano mezclado con la genial obra de H.G. Wells ‘La guerra de los mundos’. Más que una continuación, se trata de una revisión de la invasión marciana desde diferentes puntos de vista, los de unos personajes muy especiales: Sherlock Holmes, el profesor Challenger y el doctor Watson. A esto hay que añadir el suplemento de un par de obras de Wells, el relato ‘El huevo de cristal’, que sirve de prólogo a la invasión, y el ensayo ‘Los habitantes de Marte’. Personalmente, la novela me ha parecido interesante y poco más.

  • Ignacio Senao f
    2019-01-11 20:48

    Volvemos a saber lo sucedido en el libro “La guerra de los mundos” pero desde otros puntos de vista. En este caso Holmes y Challenger se unen para investigar y combatir esta invasión. Un gran entretenimiento este libro, no falta de nada, hasta buenas ilustraciones le acompañan. Realmente es como escrito por Conan Doyle juntos a Wells, sus personajes no pierden la personalidad tan características que muestran en sus novelas originales, y tiene el punto de fantástico de Wells.

  • James
    2019-01-19 17:41

    Pleasantly surprised, was a pretty interesting read. 3.5 stars maybe 4.

  • Austin
    2018-12-30 15:25

    With his recent surge in local popular culture, Sherlock Holmes is bound to need some new challenges in his storied detective career. In The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds, Manly and Wade Wellman take Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular character (as well as his Professor Challenger from The Lost World) into a battle for survival while E.T. reigns down destruction in London. The story follows a parallel story line to H.G. Wells’ classic novel but makes clear and distinctive turns in it’s plot that allow a new perspective on the classic invasion tale as well as taking shots at Mr. Wells throughout the novel for his sensationalism of the invasion as well as the ignoring of Sherlock Holmes‘ involvement. In the novel we get looks at former characters out of the original Holmes’ stories as well as new characters that fit right in with Holmes and Watson with really no noticeable issues. The biggest issue I have with the novel is the dumbing down of Watson as well as the authors’ shaping Holmes a bit more “normal” than Doyle has him painted in his novels. We must keep in mind that Holmes is a genius and an eccentric one at that but this book has him a more centered then I’m used to seeing as well as giving him a James Bond quality of magnetism over Mrs. Hudson doesn’t fit the character profile. I am not familiar with Professor Challenger but from what I’ve read, most agree that he has lost his hard edge in this book as well. Still a very enjoyable read especially when the invasion picks up about a third of the way through the book and moves briskly thought the last plot twist is shoe horned in to make one more tie to the original mythology. The book is a part of a series of novels from Titan books that has different writers taking Sherlock Holmes and pitting him against a variety of Victorian-Era nemesis. Overall: a nice light book but look elsewhere if you’re a Holmes purist.

  • Charlesvan Buren
    2019-01-10 14:51

    Not much for Holmes to do in this oneVerified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)) (Kindle Edition)I admire Manly Wade Wellman's stories of John the Balladeer aka Silver John (these can be found in the e-book version of MOUNTAIN MAGIC. The hard copy has different stories). However this Sherlock Holmes story just doesn't work. Perhaps the Wellmans were too constrained by the H. G. Wells story upon which it is based. Essentially, Holmes and Professor Challenger don't do much of anything except survive and think. They contribute virtually nothing to the war with the aliens. Watson is away for most of the book and was sorely missed by this reader. The Wellmans do introduce a surprising love interest for Holmes. This review is from the kindle edition sold by Amazon Digital Services.

  • Amy Sturgis
    2019-01-13 19:49

    This book traces the events described in H.G. Wells's brilliant The War of the Worlds and the related "The Crystal Egg" (both 1897) from the perspective (and involvement) of characters from Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger universes.It unfolds as a series of stories told either by Edward Dunn Malone (the reporter for the London newspaper The Daily Globe who features in and sometimes narrates the Professor Challenger tales) or Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes's friend and biographer. These include 1: The Adventure of the Crystal Egg (by Malone), 2: Sherlock Holmes Verses Mars (by Malone), 3: George E. Challenger Verses Mars (by Malone), 4. The Adventure of the Martian Client (by Watson), 5: Venus, Mars, and Baker Street (by Watson), and perhaps the most entertaining of them all, the Appendix, which is Watson's strongly-worded letter pressing H.G. Wells to revise his erroneous account of the Martian invasion.As a response to The War of the Worlds, this is a satisfying novel. The Wellmans know the original text well and fit their narrative into it seamlessly -- except when challenging Wells's account, which they do with cleverness. The Wellmans clearly know their Holmesian canon, too; they offer new theories about the origins of Mrs. Hudson that fit into Doyle's chronology, solve the problem of Mr. Hudson, and fold a new generation of the Moran family into Wells's narrative. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the novel is the depiction of a long-standing and discreet romance between Holmes and Mrs. Hudson, a relationship to which Watson remains completely oblivious.Holmes and Challenger both approach the subject of the crystal egg and the invasion it foretells with the scientific rigor and intellectual curiosity one would expect. The drawback to this tale is the centrality of Challenger's character. He never rises above an annoying, cartoonish, single-note figure here, a grating contrast to the rest of the work, and I couldn't help but wish the mystery of the Martians had been left to Holmes and Watson alone. Overall, this represents a fun premise achieved with skill, but I had hoped to enjoy it more than I did.

  • Anthony
    2018-12-30 20:38

    IN SHORTWhat Holmes got up to when the Martians were invading.THINGS TO LIKEA better premise for a steampunk novel simply cannot be imagined. Because the world of Sherlock Holmes is so familiar, the reader can experience some of the thrill in its destruction that the original readers of The War of the Worlds must have felt. The lesser known Professor Challenger is also bought into the mix and there is a wonderfully cheeky revelation about Holmes' private life.THINGS NOT TO LIKEThe authors have taken all this potential and done absolutely nothing with it. Separated and alone, Challenger and Holmes simply wonder around following the exact events described in Wells' book and understand them. That is pretty much it.The bombastic and arrogant Challenger should be a joy to write for. But, as he is alone he has nobody to be bombastic and arrogant to. Holmes conducts no experiments, makes no deductions. He just understands what is happening because he is so clever. You would at least expect some sparks when the men are finally bought together, but no. It is just mutual appreciation.Even the cheeky idea about Homes' private life is handled in the most boring way imaginable. The reader is just told what it is near the beginning of the story.I suspect that the authors were just too timid to add anything, but in places it feels as if they are actually trying to be dull.THINGS IT IS LIKEThe War of the Worlds by HG WellsThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleEdison's Conquest of Mars, by Garrett P. Serviss War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches by Kevin J Anderson

  • Elliott
    2018-12-26 16:26

    I was really disappointed by this book for two textual reasons and a score of stylistic concerns. The first in my edition is on page 41 when Challenger refers to H.G. Wells as having "some rather sketchy scientific background, along with a bizarre imagination." The second is eight pages forward. Watson and Holmes are discussing H.G. Wells when Watson refers to him as "A sensation-mongering hack, suspiciously revolutionary in his notions..." These two instances marked for me the point of no return for this novel. I could reasonably accept (though very grudgingly mind you) the heresy of having Holmes be romantically involved since I feel he works better as the perpetual bachelor married to his job both as a certain barometer of Victorianism and for his own character (though his romance with Irene Adler in the new film versions works very well I will admit), as well I could accept the clunky dialogue. But the comments about Wells I found completely unnecessary to the plot and indeed quite malicious. They did not serve the plot in the least and indeed at least to me really hampered it. Being a big H.G. Wells fan I was completely alienated before page 50, the remaining portion never redeeming itself from these initial jabs.

  • Jc
    2019-01-11 17:31

    The Wellmans combine the world's of Doyles' two main protagonists, Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger, with the England of H.G.Wells War of the Worlds (adding bits from Wells' short story, "The Crystal Egg"). An entertaining read, with some fun bits, but don't expect any revelations or major changes to the Wells story. Basically, this is an en bloc retelling of the original but through the eyes of Doyle's characters. For the picky Holmesian, the Sh.H. depiction is a little weak, but otherwise the story and characters mostly work.

  • j_ay
    2019-01-09 17:28

    The mash-up idea of Sherlock Holmes and War of the Worlds (not too mention the inclusion of another Doyle character: Professor Challenger), has an immense amount of potential. Sadly the Wellmans achieve nothing even close to interesting, not even coming close to having a grasp of the essential character of Holmes (pairing him off romantically with the Landlady, let alone saying shit like he thinks of himself as a perfectionist kisser (!) is so contrary to the character and just a waster of pages) and merely writing off the Well's characters as idiots...what is the point? Unreadable.

  • Fred Hughes
    2019-01-09 14:24

    Lots of deducting but not much action as Holmes and Watson face an invasion of London launched from the planet Mars. Holmes meets his equal in intelligence in Mr Challenger (nice twist on the name) who is the first to tell you how smart he is.While there is investigation, the results on the invasion rest squarely with the invaders; and Holmes and Watson are merely bystanders.Throw in H.G. Wells, which the author did, and you get an entertaining read

  • Salvatore
    2019-01-07 13:54

    A very good, interesting story. I like that i uses HG Wells War of the Worlds and places Holmes and another Doyle character, Professor Challenger and incorporates them into the story. I like how Watson is upset that Wells has misrepresented the true facts of the invasion and left out key contributions of Challenger and Holmes. This one made me smile.

  • Kelsey Yost
    2019-01-10 19:36

    Utterly boring, Watson is off somewhere else for most of the book, Mr Challenger is annoying and adds nothing, Mrs Hudson is moved from a background character to Holmes' lover (which I find disturbing and frankly gross). Not a fan at all of this story.

  • Bmj2k
    2019-01-12 20:45

    In short, with a premise like Sherlock Holmes and the War of the Worlds this book should have been fun. Instead it was boring and tedius and not at all engaging. A complete and utter disappointment. It soured me on reading any more of this range.

  • Roger
    2019-01-01 18:45

    There are so many things to enjoy about The War of the Worlds. But first let's clarify: I am not speaking of HG Well's original SF classic, though I am certain there is plenty to enjoy there too. Rather this is a different novel with the same title. It is written by Many Wade Wellman and his son Wade Wellman. The senior Wellman was an esteemed pulpmeister from way back, and he penned a series of excellent novels and stories regarding Silver John AKA John the Balladeer. These were true originals featuring what I will call "Backwoods magic" taking place in the Appalachians, and they are fantastic works of fiction. I had no idea Wellman had ever written anything featuring Sherlock Holmes so already this book had a lot going for it before I even cracked the cover. And there's more. In addition this book also features Professor Challenger, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's OTHER series character. Challenger appears in a number of Doyle's tales, most notable of which is The Lost World. The original stories featuring Holmes remain worth reading today, and so too does The Lost World. Challenger is a very different sort of person than Holmes-they never meet in Doyle's fiction but it seems a logical development and it is fun to see them interact. There are also cameos from other supporting Holmes and Challenger characters such as Lord John Roxton, Inspector Stanley Hopkins, and of course Doctor John Watson. The principal idea behind this book should be evident (one might even say elementary.) Holmes' career spans the time of the Martian invasion HG Wells chronicles in his original novel The War of the Worlds. So what happens when Martian technology comes up against the two greatest intellects of the age? Read the book. But before you do there is one more thing I have to mention. It is why this book, despite all its' good points, only rates two stars. Both Wellmans in their respective introductions declare that they are dedicated Sherlockians. So the idea that these two dedicated Sherlockians would concoct a plot in which Holmes is carrying on a torrid love affair with Mrs. Hudson who is actually really hot boggles the mind. I never picked up on this while reading the original Holmes stories. I find it more than a little amusing that I can not bat an eye at Holmes encountering extraterrestrials, but I take great exception to the idea that he is shagging the housekeeper. Even more ridiculous: Watson is completely oblivious to this affair. The Wellmans have fallen into the old trap a lot of people who write these Holmes pastiches do: they assume John Watson is a dolt and he is not. And that's why this book barely gets three stars.

  • Scott
    2019-01-17 17:30

    I was a bit taken aback by Wellman's portrayal of a romance between Mrs. Hudson and Holmes until I realized that he was keeping it secret from everyone. Well played, Mr. Wellman, well played.

  • Sarah Perchikoff
    2018-12-24 17:32

    ok, not the best

  • Bev
    2018-12-26 16:47

    In The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The War of the Worlds, Manly W. Wellman and Wade Wellman have taken the Sherlock Holmes we all know and love and joined him up with Doyle's other brilliant character, Professor Challenger. These two analytical men investigate and try to come up with a response to the alien invasion previously chronicled in H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. There are several startling revelations...one in particular about Holmes and a few that "set the record straight" (as Watson would put it) about the events In London during the attack.Overall, the Wellmans do an adequate job of telling their story and incorporating the worlds of Doyle and Wells. It is a bit disjointed in places...evidence that the novel was originally published as several "articles" which were meant to tell the "truth" about the Martian invasion. I think the portions which focus on the Professor's and Watson's point of view work best. Some of the writing from Holmes' point of view don't ring quite as true. I definitely enjoyed the interactions between Holmes and Challenger, and I am now eager to read the works that feature the egotistical professor.***Spoiler Alert***My major quibble with the story is the supposed romance between Holmes and Mrs. Hudson. There is no way that anyone will get me to believe that Watson, dull as he is sometimes portrayed, would have missed that relationship's reality. AND, given the good doctor's inclination to describe and have great sympathy for the beautiful women who employ Holmes as clients, you can't tell me that he wouldn't have mentioned that Mrs. Hudson was a youngish (30-ish), blonde, blue-eyed, statuesque, beauty. If there's anything the doctor notices, it's a pretty face.

  • Elwood D Pennypacker
    2018-12-30 12:52

    How'sa bout this for what the kids would call one of those "mash-up"'s?The title is a little misleading. Sherlock Holmes plays but only a partial role in the days of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds as imagined by this father/son author duo. The bulk of the work belongs to another Doyle creation, a pleasantly plump genius/pompous ass named Professor Challenger. For much of the Martian attack, the Watson-less travails of Holmes and Challenger suffered from just that - a lack of Watson. "Why isn't Watson the one deducing that bacteria might stop the Martians in their tracks?!" I cried to no one in my office or on the bus. But fear not, for Watson appears sure enough and in fact, you sort of regret it. I don't regret it. But you might.The dialogue is full of scientific exposition and self-congratulating assessment, which is a tad clunky in the context of AN INVASION OF HOSTILE EXTRA TERRESTRIALS IN WAR MACHINES.Borrowing (or not) from other versions of Wells' original ideas in order to help finesse a mythology does lend the novel a bit more excitement. One sees a bigger picture beyond the notion of dying Martians make a desperate grab for Earth in their steampunk-friendly contraptions.So while not exactly recommended reading for Average Joe Huckabuck or Not-as-Special-As-He-Thinks Hiram Von Steampunk, it is recommended for Sherlock fans who have no boundaries and War of the Worlds fans who are War of the Worlds fans.Ach if only they could have kept the story going so that the step father of a baby named Orson discovers another crystal egg which is promptly given to Theodore Roosevelt who teams up with Archduke Franz Ferdinand to stop World War One from happening because the Martians have discovered the Nautilus...or something...

  • Charlotte (Buried in Books)
    2019-01-07 15:28

    It's been many years since I read The War of the Worlds, but it still remains one of my favourite books. The portrayal of the destruction, the terror and ultimate salvation of the human race drew me in and held me captive.So when I came across this book I was intrigued to say the least. I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes novels as yet (although I have a huge hardback of the complete works on my bookshelves).To say that this is a Sherlock Holmes story is not completely accurate as equal time is given to Professor Challenger (another of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles creations), a man with a monstrous ego and rather annoying.The story begins with the discovery of a crystal egg in an antique shop that Holmes decides to buy as a present for Mrs Hudson. The egg shows visions of another planet - and shows beings preparing for travel. Yes, the aliens are coming!The slant of viewing the war of the worlds from Sherlock and Watsons viewpoint was refreshing. The logical clear thinking. The thought that they weren't from Mars but beings looking for a planet to sustain their existance - without much luck, shows that a story can be taken in many different ways.The thing that disturbed me a little was the idea that Holmes and Mrs Hudson were getting it on and that Watson couldn't see it!More than anything this novel made me want to re-read The War of the Worlds and to read the real Sherlock Holmes novels.

  • Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)
    2019-01-20 17:44

    3.5While I was reading this book, I was in a mocking mood, so mock I did. I actually think that it made me like the book better this one time.There were quite a few things that I disliked with this book. First, it was the love triangle with Holmes, Mrs. Hudson, and Mr. Hudson. It wasn't needed for the story, and, after watching BBC's Sherlock, I only see Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson. It wasn't a pretty sight to see when they were kissing in my head. Secondly, was the first person writing in context with Holmes; completely out of character.This was a mash up of three books. Characters from Sherlock Holmes novels -- including a brief touch on Victor Trevor, a highly ignored character -- and Professor Challenger from The Lost World. The plot was basically taken from Wells's The War of the Worlds.Having not read The Lost World, I have no idea how in character Professor Challenger was, but having read Sherlock Holmes, I know that Holmes was definitely off.Other than that, I enjoyed it. Had its own twist on Wells, but it remained about the same. Basically, this was a good story to me. Not really what I would call a mystery since everyone knows the basic premise of The War of the Worlds.

  • Kooshmeister
    2019-01-21 16:29

    Of the three Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes novels I've read this is the one I like the least. It's dull and the authors' outright disdain, even contempt, for H.G. Wells is disheartening. Manly and Wade Wellman's approach to this basically boils down to "Sure, Wells had a great idea, but he did it wrong." Wells' original novel is presented herein as another, less factual account of a real event (an alien invasion) and at every turn the Wellmans go out of their way to have the characters make snide comments about Wells' "inaccurate" account, up to and including a letter from Watson to Wells at the end where he basically calls him a liar and a fraud - The aliens aren't Martians, Wells (here said to the original book's unnamed narrator) couldn't have possibly seen half the things he saw, he's wrong about this, he's wrong about that. Not one ounce of respect do I detect for Wells anywhere in the book. The Wellmans' novel does not pay homage to the book whose title they borrow; it parodies and insults it. And if it had stopped there, with just knocking the original book, I wouldn't have minded, but attacking the author himself directly (through their characters) is just plain nasty. I'd love to hear what their explanation for this is. H.G. Wells was one of history's greatest science fiction authors and purveyors of interesting ideas, and the Wellmans ought to be ashamed of how they treat him here.

  • Lianne Burwell
    2018-12-29 19:29

    This can be summed up as Sherlock Holmes meets The Lost World meets War of the Worlds.I haven't read The Lost world, so I'm not sure how accurate the bombastic Professor Challenger is (although he is somewhat softened by the care he shows his wife). Sherlock Holmes worked for me (although throwing in that he's been having a long-standing affair with Mrs Hudson, who must be much younger than most people portray her), but Dr Watson is almost a cartoon. Certainly, he's not a brilliant as the other two men, but having him cowering in fear and being almost intensely obtuse (really, he never figures out the Holmes/Hudson relationship?). I never saw Watson as stupid, just constantly feeling a few steps behind his more intelligent companion.I also would have liked a little more deviation from the WotW plotline, not simply inserting characters into what was in the original book. It was definitely a forebearer to the current mashup craze started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.Still, the Wellmans are good writers, and it was a fun read. I just would have liked to have seen something a little deeper, with a little more originality put in.

  • Frank
    2018-12-31 19:48

    I enjoyed this pastiche of Sherlock Holmes and H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Although Holmes is not strictly Doyle's version -- for example, his housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson, is a lot younger and Holmes is having an affair with her -- this was still a lot of fun! The authors also use Wells' short story The Crystal Egg as a device for Holmes to actually see the impending invasion from Mars. Another of Doyle's characters, Professor Challenger, also plays a key role in the novel and both he and Holmes use the crystal egg to spy on the aliens and later communicate with them. The story follows Wells novel but has Holmes, Challenger, and Dr. Watson inserted into the action and at the end they make several conclusions about the invaders that were not drawn by Wells in his version. Overall, I would recommend this to any Sherlock or Wells fans.

  • Timothy Tobolski
    2019-01-12 20:29

    At the close of last year, I decided to re-read Wells' 'War of the Worlds'and 'the Crystal Egg', as well as delve into some Professor Challenger stories and few of Doyle's ghost stories. All of that prepared me for a better understanding and a deeper enjoyment of the Wellmans' pastiche. Truthfully, I wasn't impressed the first time I read this; it seemed far too centered on Challenger and not enough on Holmes (and Holmes' deductive skills). Not so the second time around. It was well executed in a manner quite similar to the original: discovery, fleeing, mad panic by the general public, defeat. But this ended as the more intellectual version of the invasion, with Challenger, Holmes, and even Watson combining their impressive 'rationalising' to a satisfying and quite humorous finale.

  • Michael Brown
    2019-01-10 14:41

    Let me start by saying I like the works of Manly Wade Wellman and some of the writings of his son. Next that this series of 'Further Adventures 'has some very good, some OK and a few real bad tales of Sherlock Holmes. This one is a stinker. There is little in the way of detection. Almost no real interaction with the "Martians." And once more we have Holmes in love - this time with Mrs. Hudson. If you are really hard up for something to read then you can always say afterwards that you have added this to the list of completed reading on the Holmes list.

  • Caitlin
    2019-01-20 16:43

    For me, the book only picked up at almost 100 pages in; which never sounds good if you're trying to recommend it to anyone. I found that there were a handful of Holmesian traits that went against the grain of the usual Sherlockian pastiche/Holmes in general (despite telling myself that that is the point of a pastiche too) that grated on me, but as I read on I found that the Wellman's rectified almost all of my issues. I adored the addition of Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger though, not quite as good a foil as Watson but proved to be an entertaining viewpoint.

  • Jota Houses
    2019-01-13 12:28

    Un pastiche Holmesiano que sitúa al detective y al profesor Challenger en la invasión marciana de Wells. No aporta nada al canon salvo torturarlo para incluir una historia amorosa inverosímil. Además los personajes se limitan a asistir como espectadores a los eventos principales de la invasión sin aportar nada. Como además se separan, asistimos a la repetición de los mismos sucesos desde distinto punto de vista. Mucho mejor leerse el segundo volumen de la Liga de Caballeros Extraordinarios que por lo menos se esfuerza.

  • Adam
    2019-01-20 19:33

    Despite some of its flaws I really enjoyed this take on Sherlock Holmes during the events of H G Wells famous novel. While some parts could be considered more alt-canon than anything, I thought it tied in with previous novels and some of the others in this series well. My biggest issue was the use of dialect for some of the Londoners in the book. Cockneys never have, and never will speak like they do in this! I wish people outside of the UK would do their research before falling into wrong stereotypes.