Publish date: 2008-07-30
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Fog-enshrouded Victorian London is hardly a safe city in this steampunk thriller. A “revenant plague” runs rampant through the East End, turning the infected into decaying cannibals. A mysterious glowing policeman is strangling people to death. And an airship carrying fifty passengers crashes, ye...
Introducing Sir Maurice Newbury, agent of the Queen, and Victoria Hobbes his able assistant as they start by helping Scotland Yard investigate a mysterious blue glowing (and possibly ghostly) policeman, revenants carrying a zombie like plague through the slums, and the mysterious crash of an airship...
The epilogue to this book almost caused me to bump this up to a four-star review. Almost. But given that the vast majority of it had me quite comfortably rating it as a 3, I'm going to stay with that. But the ending is just interesting enough to convince to to pick up another.This is perfectly compe...
This is ostensibly a steampunk book but it felt like Mann checked off boxes without capturing the heart of steampunk. Automata, horseless carriage, and airships, check. Therefore, it's steampunk! It lacks the spirit of invention and boundary pushing that I associate with steampunk. And there are ran...