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Ghosts of Manhattan - George Mann
Ghosts of Manhattan
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1926. New York. The Roaring Twenties. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. Coal-powered cars. A cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe. Yet things have developed differently to established history. America is in the midst of a cold war with a British Empire that has only just... show more
1926. New York. The Roaring Twenties. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. Coal-powered cars. A cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe. Yet things have developed differently to established history. America is in the midst of a cold war with a British Empire that has only just buried Queen Victoria, her life artificially preserved to the age of 107. Coal-powered cars roar along roads thick with pedestrians, biplanes take off from standing with primitive rocket boosters and monsters lurk behind closed doors and around every corner. This is a time in need of heroes. It is a time for The Ghost. A series of targeted murders are occurring all over the city, the victims found with ancient Roman coins placed on their eyelids after death. The trail appears to lead to a group of Italian-American gangsters and their boss, who the mobsters have dubbed 'The Roman'. However, as The Ghost soon discovers, there is more to The Roman than at first appears, and more bizarre happenings that he soon links to the man, including moss-golems posing as mobsters and a plot to bring an ancient pagan god into the physical world in a cavern beneath the city. As The Ghost draws nearer to The Roman and the center of his dangerous web, he must battle with foes both physical and supernatural and call on help from the most unexpected of quarters if he is to stop The Roman and halt the imminent destruction of the city.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00C4B2UZ6
Publisher: Pyr
Pages no: 237
Edition language: English
Series: The Ghost (#1)
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modusa
modusa rated it
The back copy sold me on this book: new york in the twenties, with a steampunk spin -- and a villain called "the Roman" leaving freshly minted ancient coins on his victims' eyes.We are introduced to the hero, the vigilante named "the Ghost", as he overcomes a band of hoods who work for the Roman. Sh...
CharlotteBuriedinBooks
CharlotteBuriedinBooks rated it
3.0
I'm still getting used to this whole Steampunk thing. But this wasn't bad at all. The violence is rather hardcore (lots of people exploding) for me, but the story was pretty good.New York is under the cosh of a powerful mobster "The Roman", no-one knows who he is, just that he has a lot of goons a...
Meof50days
Meof50days rated it
"Ghosts of Manhattan" promises a blend of superheroism and steampunk but it falls very short of the mark on both. The steampunk gadgets seem to be a tacked on afterthought, the world building is sparse, and the characters are even even less detailed. You never care about The Ghost, his vendetta agai...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
2.0
The year is 1926 and the USA is in a Cold War with Britan. Masked vigilante The Ghost is on the trail of a crime boss called The Roman. Can he evade police long enough to catch The Roman and put a stop to his reign of terror?The easiest way to sum up Ghosts of Manhattan is to say "Steampunk Batman...
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