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Christopher Kellen

Halloween Jack and the Devil’s Gate is, at its heart, a folk tale. It stirs up feelings of stories featuring other characters named Jack – like Jack & The Beanstalk, for example. This is a story of whimsy and hearkens back to an age of storytelling when history was a murky blur and legends ruled and had power.

In fact, the power of myth, story and legend is one of the central themes in HJ&tDG. The mythical figure Jack o’ the Lantern (who keeps the demons away from Earth, chasing them back
This was a romp of a story.

Based on Irish folklore, Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate starts out on a darkly magical note with the Devil's minions taking over the gatehouse where demons gather on their way back to Hell. This Halloween night, the only night in which demons are free to walk the earth, will be the last one where Jack o' the Lantern holds power. At least, if the Devil has his way. And to make sure, he orders every one of Jack's line to be killed.

Caught up in this maelstrom is John
Lisa Cox
I haven't read a lot of steampunk, but I was surprised by how much I liked this book. It's a mixture of old-fashioned Irish folk legends, the traditions of fun and light-hearted besting-the-devil stories, some magic, bargaining with St. Peter, a genius who tinkers with inventions no one else can understand, and a Victorian setting.

It was fun, kept me thinking, made me re-read it to see what clues I had missed along the way, and the characters were really sympathetic and entertaining. It made me
halloween and halloween eve is when the devil and his kin roam what happen when the line of decesandts comes to be the next in line to scare the devil and his kin back into hell and the gate need to be clossed forever it was worth it a book i enjoyed for this time of year it goes highly recommened
Dec 12, 2013 Bruce marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Nov 15, 2011 Holly marked it as to-read