Introducing the Mysteries of New Venice steampunk trilogy with a first volume that “entrances and delights” (NPR) In the defense of steampunk comes a literary adventure unlike anything you’ve read before. 1908, New Venice: An ominous black airship hovers in the sky, and the city is hunting for... show more
Introducing the Mysteries of New Venice steampunk trilogy with a first volume that “entrances and delights” (NPR) In the defense of steampunk comes a literary adventure unlike anything you’ve read before. 1908, New Venice: An ominous black airship hovers in the sky, and the city is hunting for the author of a radical pamphlet calling for revolt. The lead suspect is Brentford Orsini, one of the city’s most prominent figures. As the net around him tightens, Orsini receives a mysterious message from a long-lost love that compels him to act.Brilliant in its conception, masterful in its prose, thrilling in its plot twists, and laced with humor, suspense, and intelligence, Aurorarama marks the beginning of a great new series of books.
Publish date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Melville House
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: The Mysteries of New Venice (#1)
I'm having a hard time deciding whether I liked this book or not. One one hand, the world building was absolutely fantastic, with just the right amount of detail to build it up in your head and leave the rest up to your imagination. New Venice seems like a splendid magical city of wonder and corrupt...
So there was this bit on BBC World this morning about sexism in France.Explains the fact that female characters are cyphers in this book.Intersting idea and world building. But needs more character and plot.
Finished the book and I still do not know who or what the ever so important Helen was supposed to be. It is very confusing.Ahem, we'll get back to that. Aurorama, by the end, reminded me a lot of The Court of the Air in both its strengths and its weaknesses. That is, both books have extremely strong...
I guess I won't read this after all even though I was looking forward to it. The Amazon Vine preview copy came with the last 5 chapters missing. What's the point of that?