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Even the two main characters of the book seem just like cookie-cutter archetypes.
Perhaps there is a decent book within this overlong one, but it got buried by indulgent editing and the author's failure to discipline himself.
Unfortunately I had to muddle through ten pages of slow building annoyance for every one page of the story arc I liked.
giving birth to a cruel concoction of steampunk fiction and dark fantasy which occasionally may reflect (upon) certain features of UK (and to a lesser extent, continental) history... Read morePublished 4 months ago by monyouk
This is not my book - it was close, but I think that this is too UK for me - some of the dialog and slang and even terms are a bit too off for me and interrupt the flow - also, I... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joe
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This is the first book in a great series. The books follow a serial adventure format, something like Indiana Jones, Zorro, or the Lone Ranger;... Read more
This is a fast moving steampunk novel packed with interesting ideas and concepts. But sadly it is like a meal that has all the right ingredients but is put together in such a way... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Nick Brett
This is one of my favorite books of the decade, and I am shocked to see so many negative reviews here. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Davis
Fast paced; intense; almost-but-not-quite overwhelming detail - - like one of those movies that immediately pulls you in and keeps you pinned on the edge of your seat, until two... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
The basic story is okay, but this fantasy novel is cluttered with incoherent politics, making it a tedious read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Gary Odom
I loved the world, and really liked the steammen. I loved the different religions (and how they were all real!), politics and types of people/creatures. Read more