- File Size: 1626 KB
- Print Length: 520 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Grymm & Epic Publishing (September 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00N17VVZC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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As far as the male characters go, I liked a couple of them in the beginning, but by the end I was ready to chuck every single one of them into a pit filled with hungry Sunken. (James maybe could have lived. I can't now remember why I found even him objectionable. It might just have been because of his chosen friends.)
Also, I don't understand why the "swamp dragons" weren't just called dinosaurs. At a couple places in the story, it was mentioned that they WERE dinosaurs, sooo??? Anyway, I envisioned the larger dragons as beings resembling T-Rexes, although maybe with proportional-sized arms and being of slightly smaller size. And the smaller dragons were, for me, Velociraptors.
All in all, the story was rather dull and not very steampunkish for me. Every time I tried telling myself, "but they had xxx in this story!" I'd look it up and find that those things did exist back in Regency or Georgian or whatever period of England this was. The only thing for me that was truly steampunk-like were the dirigibles.
With no characters to like, I will not be continuing on in the Engine Ward series. I don't want to know what horrible fate might be awaiting Brigitte and Chloe. :-/
Actually, I was intrigued by and liked the "dragons." But they're set up as lesser antagonists in this book, so I'm guessing they won't be treated any better in the next books. :-/
The infamous madness of King George takes on a far more sinister element in this book, and the end result is amazeballs. Intrigue runs high, and it’s hard to know who to trust among the characters sometimes. I found it hard to get into the formal language at first, but it's worth persevering.
It's a decent steampunk story. The characters could have used some work as the overall plot was just okay. I felt the pacing was good and the plot was interesting. I'm giving 3.5 stars overall because it felt original.