There’s something of a ripping yarn about this excellent tale of adventure. False accusations, discoveries kept secret, villains who murder to get their way, and the whiff of requited love – it’s all here in this classic steampunk saga.
The tale is told with a restraint that allows the reader to enjoy the elements that steampunk fans demand. We’re taken on a journey – several, actually – and along the way we’re introduced to characters that come to life on the page, fully formed. There’s no manipulation to suit the plot, the cast has been well rehearsed, well created.
This book entertained from the start and its pace made me hope for more.