A Night in the Lonesome October Book Summary and Study Guide

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In 19th century London a group of magically-gifted people, along with their animal familiars, see a possible gate for the Elder Gods to re-enter this world. Some seek to open the gate while others seek to close it. Snuff, the familiar of the urbane murderer Jack, observes the proceedings and tries to see how the final events will occur.
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The review of this Book prepared by Eric Garbe

The time is right for the return of the elder gods, and the battle that will decide the fate of the world will take place on the outskirts of London. A strange cast of characters -- wizards, witches, druids, killers, mad scientists, vampires, and werewolves -- converge to gather ingredients for their respective spells. Some will try to open the way, some will try to close it; but who is playing on each side, and, more importantly, who is playing both? It's up to Jack the Ripper and his faithful dog Snuff to unravel the mystery and save mankind.
The review of this Book prepared by Adam Hindman

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals    -   super strength    -   can cast many different spells    -   is very quick


Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   19th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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