Zooloo's Book Tours - Butterfly Assassins by Steve Walsh
Butterfly Assassin is the second in Steve Walsh’s series The WiFi of Dreams.
This has been a bit of a sleeper hit for me and I have to say that I have adored these two books.
In the second book, we again spend time with Wilson and his girlfriend Daisy dealing with the unexpected after effects of the events of the first book, Wilson Indeed.
This time, Steve Walsh expands the world considerably and we get to see more about other characters that were in the first series.
Initially, we learn about Sally Bennett and the life that she leads with her Aunty Kay following her release from hospital after her life is saved by Wilson.
In the first act of the book, Wilson does not play a large part as he is recovering in hospital. During this first section of the book I was wondering where the book would go and what impact Sally Bennett would have on the story. However, I should have trusted Steve Walsh and the fact that he uses every character to great effect and she becomes an integral part of the story.
In addition to this we learn more about The Market Place and the dream land is expanded exponentially.
Butterfly Assassins is another excellently written adventure that has you guessing what is going to happen. Steve Walsh has written two fantastically imaginative and immersive reads with Wilson Indeed and Butterfly Assassins, and I love how he mixes simple domesticity with the magical.
Throughout Butterfly Assassins, Steve Walsh introduces us to other characters like Balthazar, James & Mark who work for the Powers that Be as their emissaries on Earth, interweaving them into the fabric of the narrative.
I do like Steve Walsh’s writing. His writing is so engaging, and again, I think that as a Northerner, there are these little snippets in his book that make me all warm and fuzzy like when Sally’s aunty Kay asks her to pass the zapper. I can’t help but smile.
In terms of plot, I am purposefully steering away from it as I don’t want to give any spoilers, but suffice it to say, it has the same amount of complexities that will keep you hooked, turning the pages frenetically as you want to see what is going to happen next. Primarily, it concerns itself with events that occurred in Wilson Indeed and how they effect Wilson and his family as a whole. As you can guess manipulating events in The Marketplace does have some fallout and these unexpected repercussions cause havoc with those around Wilson and Daisy.
As I said at the beginning of this review, these books have been a bit of a hit with me and they inhabit that place that Mark Lawrence’s Impossible Times Trilogy inhabit in my list of favourite books. I am so glad that I was introduced to these books and I sincerely hope that there will be more in this series.