September 30, 2023
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Elly Robin And The Colorado Gold Camp
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Elly Robin And The Colorado Gold Camp by P.D. Quaver: A great follow-up to a great story

Author: P.D. Quaver

Genre: Historical fiction, musical prodigies.

Year Published: 2022

Nerdection Rating:

“Nerdection Must Read”

Elly Robin And The Colorado Gold Camp by P.D. Quaver is a sequel to The Ordeals of Elly Robin, the second book in the Ordeals of Elly Robin series.

Spoiler-free Plot

Set in the summer of 1911, the title character, Elly Robin, and her friend, Jimmy McGann are searching for the latter’s sister, Liddie, who has gone missing. The trails lead them to the Colorado gold mining town of Cripple Cree and Elly gets a job as a pianist in Crapper Jack’s Saloon and Dance Hall.

During this story, Elly discovers her abilities in the mechanical side of things and Jimmy falls for a girl that he meets along the way, thus kick starting a lot of different events in this story.

My take on Elly Robin And The Colorado Gold Camp

Writing a follow-up to a successful first novel, or one that has received a massively positive reception, is maintaining that standard of quality while not repeating yourself. This is something that separates decent authors from the best ones and P.D. Quaver does this extremely well here.

The first Elly Robin novel was a very enjoyable experience, establishing the world-building that the author was going on while giving us an endearing and captivating protagonist. This second novel pushes the envelope and adds more layers of complexity while maintaining the elements that made the first one so great.

This one is also shorter, but it flows naturally and is enjoyable, much like a sweet pastry. It’s the kind of book that you could probably finish in a weekend if the story captivates you. And that this story does.

I would also like to point out that Quaver, at least from my perspective, got better with dialogue this time around. Probably due to research and haveing a clearer view of the story in mind, thus giving the dialogue a much more natural and realistic feel.

Definitely one of those books that you need to keep in mind if you want a fun, enjoyable read.

About The Author Of Elly Robin And The Colorado Gold Camp

After enjoying a long career as a professional pianist, PD Quaver is now semi-retired. Always a voracious and omnivorous reader, he has spent the past decade pursuing a life dream by reinventing himself as a novelist.

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