Publish date: January 5th 2012
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 445
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Alternate History
Series: Empire State (#1)
I'm rounding up: rating is more like 3.5 stars. I enjoyed the idea and the plot, but the execution was a little bumpy. THings were very confusing, and I get that they were supposed to be, but...there were several times that I almost put it down. The writing was as little uneven, too, but this was t...
The Empire State is an alternate reality to what we know as 1930s New York City. Under oppressive rule, the inhabitants of the city are forced to ration all commodities to fund the war effort against an unknown force simply identified as “The Enemy”. When detective Rad Bradley is hired to investig...
Potential wasted on messy storytelling, sketchy/unconvincing/nonexistent explanations and a complete lack of flair. The story itself started out well but soon became increasingly unengaging until, combined with the other flaws, I couldn't care less.
A powerful debut marred by a really overly complicated, dragged out ending. I loved this book up until the last quarter but then it really felt like the author was trying to hard to keep up the complications and confusion he'd established earlier on. Instead, what he needed to do was wrap it up smar...
Two battling superheroes open a rift into a parallel dimension. On the other side of the rift is The Empire State, an imperfect copy of New York. Empire State detective Rad Bradley's search for a missing woman brings him into conflict with forces from New York. But do they mean to save the Empire...