Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl
Publish date: September 11th 2013
Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
Series: Gideon Smith (#1)
Mummies, vampires, dirigibles, a clockwork girl this story has everything but the kitchen sink! The best thing about it was that it had not one but three strong female characters and I am looking forward to reading the next installment.
This steampunk book has it all! You want a cool Victorian setting? No problem. You want vampires and mummies running amok? They are everywhere. Dirigibles, sky pirates, treasure, pyramids? Mr. Barnett gives them to you. Adventure, fighting, ancient mysteries, love stories between unlikel...
Next to perhaps River of Stars and The Marching Dead, both of which I went into with high expectations, I don't think I've enjoyed a book this year as much as I did Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl. From the concept to the characters, I enjoyed every aspect of it and came away wanting more . . ....
When his father is lost at sea and his ship found abandoned, Gideon Smith leaves lonely Sandsend behind to venture to London and find Lucian Trigger, hero of many penny dreadfuls, to help him find who is behind it. En route, Gideon befriends a writer named Bram Stoker and a Mechanical Girl named Ma...