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That's likely to be true, however, it also feels like the story's biggest flaw.
I knew going in that the novel would be part of a series, but I felt that the ending wasn't sufficient for the ending of a volume.
There was just too much info dump originally, and the POV skipped around from omniscient to a hybrid third-person limited.
Really wanted to like this more than I did. It was just completely uninteresting.Published 23 days ago by J Craw
This was a fun read, but I felt it could have been a lot better.
Strengths: the book doesn't waste a lot of time on "origin stories. Read more
Loved it! Really I'm too old to be liking a book of this nature, but wish I had 50 more years to become and live as a steampunker!Published 8 months ago by NiceDenise pray
I just can't get into this novel. Possibly because the heroine obviously thinks the superheroes and supervillians (even her family) are a little stupid - I can't help but think... Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Cook
It took a long time for me to get into this book, despite a very good premise and promise of amazing characters. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kenneth B. Soward
I finished this book this evening and was overall unhappy with it. I tried to care about the characters but couldn't. Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by scorched
In this steampunk novel, the City of New York has been protected for years by a group of superheroes called the Paragons. Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by Michael S. Kraus
When I picked up this book, I was expecting a cheese-tastic steampunk romp through New York. That was exactly what I got with The Falling Machine. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by E. Ambrose
Book one of the Society of Steam series of Steampunk novels grabs you by throat right at the start with the death of a key figure one Sir Dennis Darby. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by fastreader