- File Size: 4222 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dioscuri Press (April 17, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 17, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01ARX21O2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,574 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$12.99|
Save $10.00 (77%)
Landquaker: A Steampunk Dystopian Adventure (The Great Iron War, Book 4) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 258 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
Please note, I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.
One of my favorite parts about reading a well-written book series is being able to pick up right where I left off, without having to re-read other books to try to figure out what is going on. I read the last of the Great Iron War series books, Skyshaker, back in the winter, and got to jump right back into the world of Altadas with Landquaker without a preamble or refresher course. Wilson's books are fairly fast paced and keep you on the edge of your seat, constantly wondering what's going to happen next (because when you go up against the Iron Emperor, there's bound to be a few obstacles and enemies). Landquaker earns itself 4 out of 5 stars and fills me with anticipation for the next in the series.
What a world, what a world! There is just always trouble for our band of rebels, but you can't help but know that they are going to find a way to pull through. One of my favorite parts of Wilson's writing is the relationship he builds between the reader and his characters. They are not only fighting in a war, but they are fighting their own battles as well. Taberah dealing with motherly duties, Brooklyn and Rommond trying to repair what the Regime has taken from them, Jacob just chugging along, finding his niche among the Resistance fighters. I'll admit, I didn't really like some of the characters when I first started Hopebreaker oh so long ago. After getting to know them more, I can't help but feel for them, and want nothing for the best for all of them (especially Whistler, he's just so young and innocent and naïve in some ways). I actually get anxious when somebody is in mortal danger, which happens a lot in these novels.
I really enjoyed the feel of Landquaker. The plot had a very traditional feel; fighting to take back something that was stolen and used for evil. Dean Wilson makes this plot his own, both modernizing and traditionalizing it in a way that only a talented author and a steampunk novel can do. Throwing in the tribes and a more spiritual subplot was an interesting tactic, and I'm still kind of working out if this worked for me, but overall I truly enjoyed getting to read another story, and getting to meet another instrument of war in the Great Iron War. Can't wait to see what Worldwaker has in store!
- Loved the continued journey of the main character Jacob. He's gone from a rogue to a hero-ish character in a very believable way. Great job!
- Many of the supporting characters (Mudro, Rommond, etc.) are still fascinating, with ever-increasing layers.
- Enjoyed the continued exploration of the world. The bigger it gets, the more I want to learn about it.
- Thrilled to find out more about the "demons" of the world.
- Loved the "Great Train Robbery" feel of it all.
- Some of the supporting characters (Taberah, Brooklyn, and the kid) lost my interest a tad.
- Not a huge fan of the "machine spirits" addition. It felt a bit out of place in the highly technological world. But that's just my preference.
- The story didn't move as fast as the previous books. The climax was excellent, but it took a lot of build-up to get there.
All in all, a VERY good choice for steampunk readers--for anyone who enjoys a good action book, really. I can't wait to see what crazy steampunk weapon of mass destruction is slated for the next book/s.
The pace is fairly quick and the line between man and machine isn't as black and white as it should be. Magic/mysticism, to me, came out of left field. Sure, there have been references before - but the whole angry machine bit took some getting used to. I hope you enjoy the bounty hunter.
Quick recap - The Resistance is enjoying their latest victory, but a massive railgun can put an end to that. Outnumbered, the crew enlist help from some new allies and go on the offensive once more against the Iron Wall.
Author provided ARC paperback.