Scourge: A Grim Doyle Adventure by David H. Burton

Title: Scourge: A Grim Doyle Adventure
Author David H. Burton 
Published by: David H. Burton
Publication Date: November 29, 2010
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ISBN:-10 098659413X
ISBN-13: 978-0986594137
  • Summary:
  • Grim Doyle has always known his life was not exactly "normal", and things gets even more curious when he discovers a set of stones that sweep him and his family to the fantasy, steampunk world of Verne - a place they had escaped from years ago. Now that they've returned, Grim and his siblings hide from the evil Lord Victor and his minions. And while learning about Jinns, Mystics, and the power of absinth they try to discover who is trying to kill them with the deadly Scourge. 
I love the cover to this book. It was designed by the author,  David H. Burton. So not only did he write a great book but he also designed a fabulous cover. He is a man of many talents. This story focuses around Grim Doyle. Grim's grown up in a house with five other kids. Each one with their own distinct personality. Things are relatively normal until a mysterious stranger appears, cloaked beings attack and a family secret is revealed. Suddenly Grim and his family are thrown into a world that they didn't know existed. This was a really fun book to read. I really liked the adventure, mystery and excitement in this book. Grim, the main character is very likable. He's intelligent, funny and resourceful. There are quite a few characters in this book but it's not confusing. I love the character development in this book. I loved seeing the characters evolve throughout the story. There are all sorts of fantasy creatures such as gargoyles, mystics, sylphs, pixies and more.  My favorite character in the book is Aunt Patrice.  She is stern and full of surprises. There was only one thing that bothered me about this story and it was Scarlet, a mechanical spider. I really don't like spiders even mechanical ones. They give me the heebie-jeebies. However as far as spiders go, Scarlet is okay. 
This is the first book in the Grim Doyle Adventures. I will definitely read the next one. Be sure to check out David Burton's website for more details on Scourge.
David Burton is also the author of several other novels including, The Second Coming, Billy Bones and Broken. His books are available for purchase on his website and also on Amazon. If you have a Kindle, the ebook is only $2.99. 

*I received a PDF file from the author for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my review.
*I receive no compensation if you buy this book from Amazon
*picture and summary taken from Good Reads


  1. excellent review. I would never have picked this book to read from just the title or the cover....thinking, I guess, it was some sort of fairy tale. But, I love mystery, adventure, and magic and this ones looks like it is packed. Thanks!


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