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  1. simon211175 says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A worthy read, 18 Mar. 2013
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    Like other reviewers, I’m not happy at the thought that this is the last in the series. These books have been a great addition to my extensive collection, and I could see plenty more adventures coming from them.

    However, all is not lost as there are three further standalone novels planned – featuring Alice, the Mopsies (as older teenagers) and Willie all grown up. I for one am particularly keen to read the Mopsies’ story, as they’ve been two of the best characters in this series in my opinion.

    Back to this book, and the story itself is just as good as the previous instalments, and if you enjoyed them, then it’s a fair assumption that you’ll enjoy this one too. I do agree however that the ending is a bit of a let down, but perhaps only because we want more from t’Lady?

    Overall, I’d recommend reading this book – if you’ve got this far, you’ll need to read this one.

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  2. Amazon Customer says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great, but What?, 3 Mar. 2013
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    I loved this book, bought it the moment it came out in fact. Then I got to the last chapter, expecting a cliffhanger setting up the next book, only to find the major conspiracy resolved by one letter appearing on one page. Having read the rest of the series, I can only say that it was a hell of a let down.
    A good book, let down by the ending.
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  3. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The Lady of Devices and her flock save the day again, 21 Mar. 2014
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    I admit it. The whole “Magnificent Devices” serial sent me off on tangents of exploration causing me to spend about as much time exploring as I did reading the novels. I become overwhelmed by curiosity when I sit down to write some reviews and find that I “just have to” see what I can dig up about whatever it is that sets me off. Below are some more links.

    Did you know that there was actually a Dunsmuir that was the richest man in Canada at the time Adina Shelley placed the Earl of Dunsmuir there? You didn’t? I’m shocked. Well now you do. That Dunsmuir (James) was machinist, entrepreneur, industrialist, politician, and lieutenant governor. I’m thinking someone must have looked into the area before she wrote her novel. Not mentioning any names or anything.

    Not only the US was a place of “Wild West” during the European invasion. People had to be killed and one-sided treaties signed. I am reworking my review on Zane Grey, going into more detail, and man is it ever depressing. Canada’s Wild West mirrors the US Wild-West in many ways. Humans are the same wherever we invade.

    In “Brilliant Devices” Queen Victoria and her spy Isobell Churchill work for the protection of the Equimoux. In our history, Queen Victoria did no such thing. She probably would have put you in Bedlam for even suggesting such a thing. That Davinia and John Dunsmuir are on their side is something Isobell Churchill does not know. I wonder why the Queen did not tell her.

    I like the beginning of “Brilliant Devices” when Lady Claire Trevalyan, Mr. Andrew Malvern, Ms. Alice Chalmers, the Mopsies, Tigg and Jake pull off a miracle using the invention of Andrew, Claire, Tigg and Dr. Craig. It is fun the way Shelley Adina throws in little technical challenges along the way for the gang.

    Claire and her little flock are as always ingenious and independent. The Mopsies are as obedient as always, spying for Claire whether she wants them to or not. I wonder at Claire’s reticence, considering how often the Mopsies have come in handy. I guess Claire struggles with her own prejudices and her own fears, constantly forgetting that her charges have been exposed to dangers long before Claire entered their lives. All four charges prove their abilities several times.

    Alice Chalmers is another character I like. She turns up in “Magnificent Devices” saving Claire three times and Andrew once. Alice continues her life-saving in Brilliant Devices. Both the Dunsmuirs and Graf von Zeppelin are impressed by her inventiveness. Her role is not limited to one of invention and rescue but also functions as an addition to the personality of Brilliant Devices.

    As with the other three novels in the “Magnificent Devices” serial “Brilliant Devices” is a fun and adventurous addition giving me a few hours of fun.

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