Project Mayhem, a blog dedicated to “The Manic Minds of Middle Grade Writers,” posted a review on September 3, 2015, of Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two. Paul Greci, author of Surviving Bear Island, and a regular contributor to Project Mayhem, wrote the review. As he notes, he also reviewed Eagle Talons, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book One, last year. I have extracted key points from Paul’s review of Bear Claws and include them here:
[media-credit name=”ENC Graphic Services” align=”alignleft” width=”194″][/media-credit]”I had the pleasure of reading an Advance Reader Copy of Bear Claws (Book Two in The Iron Horse Chronicles), by Robert Lee Murphy. In Bear Claws, Murphy continues the well-developed storyline he created in Eagle Talons about the challenges of the Union Pacific Railroad’s march across the Rocky Mountain West.
The story chugs along like a locomotive under full steam. Murphy does a great job of creating a multi-dimensional villain in the character Paddy O’Hannigan. Even though the reader roots for Will Braddock throughout, one cannot help feeling some empathy for Paddy as he navigates life under his corrupt Godfather’s thumb while trying to provide from afar for his mother and sister.”
Please go to Project Mayhem’s website to read the entire review of Bear Claws. While there you can follow an internal link Paul provides to read last year’s review of Eagle Talons. While visiting Project Mayhem, please look at the reviews of other new books: http://project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogspot.com/