The Sensaurum and the Lexis.: A Steampunk adventure. Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B083CXS2H8
- Publisher : 4Star Scifi (March 26, 2020)
- Publication date : March 26, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2051 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 334 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1661599753
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,216,625 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top review from the United States
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Richard's latest offering is a steampunk delight. His plot twists keep the pace moving speedily and yet there are fragile human moments interspersed throughout. The action is presented realistically, with a side helping of serious Victorian common sense maintaining its stiff upper lip.
I chuckled at a few hidden gems of wit in unexpected places, delightfully reminding me of Sir Terry Pratchett's pithy style of prose. This is definitely a page-turner where the mundane world as we know it, has been turned quite solidly on its head and presented from a delicious new viewpoint.
I look forward to reading the dashing exploits of our heroic couple in the next book.
Top reviews from other countries
The Sensaurum and The Lexis is a Steampunk Spying mission story set in Norlandia with lots of fascinating details, secrets and discoveries.
You can expect... unscrupulous scientific experimentation, artificial limbs, flying machines, The Watchmen, (law of Norlandia,) a beast called the Drogan, spy accouterments, (007 for orphans!) the Rotaplane, walking exo-men, and other such imaginative wonders. Oaths to be made, secrets and lessons to be learnt, the ever-present fear of discovery, or dying on duty, as well as shameful moments to boot!
The main character Jackson Thwaite's father and mother die in a terrible accident in a factory whilst making artificial limbs for the government. Intriguing, or what? Fellow spy Jessemine Batterlee is plucky and resourceful!
Relationships are forged and questioned - Is it a good idea to fall in love if you are a spy?
Richard Dee does a great job world building and creating wonderfully engaging characters.
Really loved this. Great story and great fun! 5 stars.