- File Size: 336 KB
- Print Length: 129 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Nightscape Press; First edition (December 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BCMLG1M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,508,554 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'd describe it as a steampunk crime caper, in which Inspector Noridel and the faithful Sergeant Crayford are set on the trail of a killer who tears the hearts from his victims. When an aristocrat is slain in such a way, things escalate and Noridel is fighting to keep his job amid scrutiny from those higher up the chain of command. Witnesses describe the killer as being an angel, so what exactly is Noridel chasing? It's not a complicated plot, but it's a compelling one, and that alone keeps you reading.
Some steampunk stories can sometimes feel like the steampunk elements have simply been 'bolted on' to satisfy a list of criteria (Cogs and brass? Check. Steam? Check. Automata? Check. Airships? Check.) but in The Angel of Shadwell, the elements are so integral to the plot that the story wouldn't work without them. Beyond that, Templar uses them in a wildly inventive way, and his cast of miscreants reminded me of the more restrained outpourings of China Mieville. Noridel and Crayford are both likeable protagonists, while the uneasy truce between Clock and Flesh (i.e. automatons and people) seems rife with possibilities that I hope Templar explores in the future.
All in all, it's a quick read, and highly enjoyable.
First, I had no clue what "steam punk" was. This story falls under that category. For those who are blissfully ignorant as I. Steam punk is fiction, written mainly about the 19th century, incorporates steam powered engineering. There is more to it, but to me, this sums it up in a nut shell.
Secondly, I had no clue what some of these contraptions were in this book. Thank goodness my kindle is smarter than me and comes equipped with a dictionary.
This is a short story that has its ups and downs. Inspector Noridel is chasing after a murderer that is described as an Angel. Dead bodies are being found with their hearts being ripped out of their chest. Witnesses are left believing they are crazy. The Inspector is wondering what in the world could resemble an
Interesting characters through tour the book. People with animal parts. Robots that are treated as human and they function without human help.
I felt the ending didn't hold up to the suspense that the story built up. Therefore, I'm giving it 4 stars. I felt there could had been more too it.
In all, a great story that had me laughing at times and gasping in awe and WTH at times.