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I've said it before and I'll likely say it again, I love going into a book (or movie or video game, etc) with no foreknowledge other than that someone whose taste I respect has recommended it. Larklight: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space is my latest success in that regard. So if you think we have similar tastes, you can stop reading right here and know that you'll likely like it as well.

If you require a bit more information, then know that Larklight is set in a universe where travel in space is possible in wooden vessels powered by engines developed by Sir Isaac Newton and so the British Empire has spread to all of the inner planets. Siblings Myrtle and Art Mumby are thrust into adventure when their home is invaded by some very strange visitors and they are soon off on a journey around the Solar System. Also, pirates.

FuzzyCo grade: A