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Escape - The Adventures of Max McCannor

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Max McCannor and his friends all suffer under the cruelty of their orphanage headmaster. Finally reaching a breaking point and spurred on by the hope of finding his long-lost father, Max convinces the others to flee their captors and head west. But the headmaster has much to lose, and hires one of his former orphans to track the children down and return them to the orphana ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published December 8th 2013 by Tule Fog Press
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Fred Warren
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
After Max McCannor’s father departs for California to seek new markets for his inventions, leaving Max in the care of his grandparents, a tragic accident lands Max in the New York Charitable Orphanage for Wayward Boys and Girls. This institution is even less hospitable than it sounds, and after several years of cruel abuse from its caretakers, Max plots an escape, planning to make his way to Chicago and the home of his Aunt Maggie, his only remaining relative, whom he hopes will provide safe hav ...more
Keanan Brand
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is from my niece, age 16:

Escape, by T.M. Hunter and Lyndon Perry, is an engaging steampunk tale. It begins the story of Max McCannor, a fifteen-year-old boy who decides that no matter what, he is going to find his missing father, and who ends up taking several of his friends along for the ride.

The book lives up to its premise well, and the storytelling is also quite good. I found it quite easy to follow, and the pace is decent also. I couldn't skim for even a page, because every deta
Jeff Chapman
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: steampunk
Escape is a fast-paced, action-packed story set in a nineteenth-century America with a steampunk flavor. Stuck in a horrible orphanage run by a sadistic couple, Max is convinced that his father is still alive and waiting for Max to join him out West. A couple old letters seem to prove Max's conviction. Max and his friends exhibit spirit and resourcefulness as they escape from the orphanage only to fall into the clutches of an even worse villain. Perry and Hunter explore themes of betrayal and fr ...more
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I'm one of the authors. ;)

Update - May 1, 2020 - I recently re-read our book (first episode) in anticipation of starting on book 2 - writing it, that is, with my friend T. M. Hunter. We are about a third of the way through the second episode, "Runaway." Look for our FB page - The Adventures of Max McCannor.
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Lyndon Perry is a pastor, husband, and grateful father of two. He enjoys dark roast coffee, herds cats on the side, and used to teach middle grade English.

He also runs Tule Fog Press at, an indie publisher helping readers and authors find each other in various genres, including mystery, thriller, fantasy, science fiction, and more.

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