The year is 1887. Seventeen-year-old Matt Hunter never realized that his entire world would be flipped upside down during the course of one foggy London night. Accompanying his somewhat mad father, Lord Brockton, to the docks one night, quickly turns into a nightmare. Seven years ago, Matt's mother, Lady Brockton, was brutally murdered, leaving her husband and son behind. Since that day, the financially sound Lord Brockton has spent every waking hour fanatically searching for her killer. When he feels that he has found the culprit, he lets Matt in on his little secret, but soon ends up dead himself. Now Matt, with the help of a few friends, is determined to catch the vicious murderer himself. A murderer with a deadly secret, who will do anything to keep his plans under wraps. Plans that could destroy the British empire, and the rest of the world as we know it.
Being a fan of mystery and historical fiction books, I was happy to discover Mel Odom's HUNTER'S LEAGUE series. However, I never realized that A CONSPIRACY REVEALED would be so chock full of science fiction as well as the previously mentioned genres, which was quite a nice surprise. Matt is a character that will intrigue all readers, as he is mysterious; while his barrage of friends, and foes make for an exciting story filled with mechanical gargoyles, high adventure, and murder along the London streets - and below them. HUNTER'S LEAGUE is a wonderful find, as it is one of the only teen fiction series on the market right now, geared mostly towards males. An intriguing, "Indiana Jones" - like adventure that will keep the reader gripping the edge of their seat until the last page is turned - and after.
Book Review Columnist for The Community Bugle Newspaper