Danger stalks the city of steam and shadows. Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He's a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she's all logic--and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains,... show more
Danger stalks the city of steam and shadows. Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He's a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she's all logic--and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID.Then they're assigned a potentially volatile case where one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered--her body charred to cinders--Mikani and Ritsuko's modus operandi will be challenged as never before. Before long, it's clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it's up to them to hunt him down. There's a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything...
Publish date: 30 kwietnia 2013
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Apparatus Infernum (#1)
Overly wordy, overly complicated - kept zoning out as I read this, re-reading sentences several times trying to connect with the story and the characters. At the 30% - I'm officially calling time.I was expecting steam punk and what I got instead was a magical mess, flat/wooden characters and a world...
That was an EXCELLENT read. Mini review to come.
This was not worth my time, my money, my anything. 1,5 stars, brutally rounded down. It's not a terrible book, by no means, it's OK-written, but it's just through and through boring, lacking more or less everything I look for in a book. There's a murder story (why do I keep reading those?), there a...
Loved it!!It had some amazing action/fighting scenes, the story was fast paced, world building and chemistry between the characters was fantastic!This was one of those books where you'll look at where you are in the book and just be so happy knowing there are still so many pages left because you jus...
This book and I got off on the wrong foot. Unfortunately it never recovered. The characters are flat, the world building is poor, and the writing is terrible. I disliked both of the romances, mainly because the male parts to both romances were of the 'sad, tragic, dangerous, very violent but wouldn'...