In 1882, young adventurer Tom Derringer set out in pursuit of a mysterious flying object -- and he and his plucky companion Betsy Vanderhart found themselves pursuing a would-be conqueror through the skies and jungles of Mexico... More
When he was eight years old, Tom Derringer discovered his father's journal and learned that the late Jack Derringer was a professional adventurer. For the next eight years Tom studied and trained to follow in his father's footsteps. Then in 1882, when a mysterious flying object appeared in the Arizona sky, Tom set out after it -- and he and his plucky companion Betsy Vanderhart found themselves pursuing a would-be conqueror through the skies and jungles of Mexico...
A modern take on the young readers' adventure stories of a hundred years ago.
Lawrence Watt-Evans is the award-winning author of about fifty novels and more than a hundred short stories in the fields of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. He lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington with his wife.
Great romp. Great fun. Looking forward to further adventures.
And thank you that the 'love interest' subplot is so understated - very appropriate for that sort of book, and I am SO tired of porn that masquerades as 'fantasy'.
Mind, I used to greatly enjoy Dad's Boys' Own annuals that Grandma and Grampa kept in their cottage at the lake. (Which no doubt dates ME).