Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Fanbase Press Contributor

Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Fanbase Press Contributor

You know the saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Inspector Deal may have gotten more than she bargained for after having successfully tracked down Dr. Reason (a.k.a. the White Wizard) on his moisture farm.

Welcome to the exciting conclusion of the twelve-issue series of Lantern City.

A drought-stricken future has made snowfall rare, precious, and controlled.  For ten years the fate of mankind has rested in the hands of the Cooperative States of America and the Hazeltyne Corporation.  But, when a terrorist known as the White Wizard reappears to wreak havoc again, Inspector Davitka Deal is sent to track him down before the death toll rises. Unfortunately, college student Anthony Farrow has found him first, and he is not what he expected.

Civil war has begun as three opposing groups battle for the right to control Lantern City, but how far will Sander go to stop Brother Pont?

Like all childhood bedtime stories, this one begins as a fantasy. But, this one is about the White Wizard, a being capable of bringing snow to a land that has forgotten what if feels like to be kissed by tiny ice droplets falling from the sky. But, what if the White Wizard was real? And, what if Hazeltyne, the corporation controlling the “Cooperative States of America,” knew it and was willing to do anything to stop him?

Will Sander be able to save both his families from Brother Pont and Killian Grey? Or will Lantern City go up in flames before he can even save himself?

When last we saw Sander, he had literally jumped from the frying pan and into the fire when he helped Killian fake his own death and snuck out of the city in his dirigible. Now, Sander comes face to face with a people he thought long dead.

Our crazy team of process servers is back, and this time they are trying to serve “Mister Mesmer.” Will they be able to serve him a court summons in time, or will they be hypnotized into some rather uncomfortable situations?

It’s taken me a while, but I finally sat down and read this Kickstarter-funded tome by Travis I. Sivart and Wendy L. Callahan. Steampunk for Simpletons is a very thorough and delightful book for those looking to dive into Steampunk or at least learn more about the subject. The authors consider this a resource book and rightly so. It pretty much covers every aspect of Steampunk without making your head explode. (Well, almost. They cover a lot in this book.)

After discovering his wife is a ruthless minion for Brother Pont and fearing that Killian has lost his mind, Sander is in a quandary. Does he abandon all hope to find his son, or does he press on to find some solution to the growing divide of “Haves” and “Have-nots” in Lantern City?

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