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by Emma Newman
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 2 years ago
The Society for Esoteric Arts are the people who regulate magic in this world and they wield an iron rod. When a new magician is found they are obliged to join the order and contribute to the empire. When you are found and if you are found to be powerful you are bid on by various mages and this can...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 4 years ago
Series: Industrial Magic #1 The second novella in Emma Newman's Industrial Magic series came out last week, and I was just hazy enough on the details of the first one that I decided to reread it before reading the second (plus novella so it's short). If anything, I think I enjoyed it more this tim...
Burgoo
Burgoo rated it 4 years ago
This is the start of a new series of Gaslight fantasies. I found it to be the rare case where the author's skill invoked certain present day realities that added to the urgency and ultimate anxiety of the narrative. Recommended with reservations.
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 4 years ago
I can never quite articulate why I find all of Emma Newman's books so utterly enthralling, but I'm pleased to say that Brother's Ruin is no exception. Compared to some of her other more serious works such as Planetfall, I found this novella a pure escapist pleasure. The story takes place in an alter...
Manga Maniac Cafe
Manga Maniac Cafe rated it 4 years ago
4 starsMay Contain SpoilersI love these Tor novellas. There are times when I'm in the mood for a shorter read, because of time constraints or frame of mind, but I still want something that feels meaty. These novellas hit the spot every time. Brother's Ruin is a magical steampunk adventure with a ...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 4 years ago
Brother's Ruin was a wonderful short book and a great start to the Industrial Magic series, which kept myself asking only one thing: Where/When can I get the next one? and Is it going to be a full length book? (Okay, these are in fact multiple things but certainly show my enthusiasm). It had everyth...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 4 years ago
Series: Industrial Magic #1 Brother’s Ruin is Emma Newman’s brand new fantasy novella set in a Victorian world where mages form a kind of guild, the Royal Society of Esoteric Arts. They owe service to the Crown and can’t have a life outside of the Society. Charlotte (or Charlie) is a young woman w...
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