Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunpowder Chronicles)
Publish date: 2014-11-18
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Science Fiction R...
, Steampunk Romance
I recently picked up Gunpowder Alchemy (and its sequel, Clockwork Samurai) in a two-for-one deal that looked like a bargain - I've always been interested in reading steampunk which isn't just reworked Victorian London, so these books seemed to be ideal for me. They're both set in China, for starters...
Historical romance novelist Jeannie Lin’s foray into steampunk, “Gunpowder Alchemy,” offers readers a rich cultural and historical feast along with adventure, restrained romance, dragon airships, pirates, rebels, imperial princes, revolutions and old-school conflicts over loyalty, duty and honor. Li...
Soling, her family living in disgrace, is forced to travel to the city to sell the last Jin family keepsake. Apprehended by the city police, she is taken before Crown Prince Yizhu, who wishes to use her as bait to lure one of her father’s supporters, Yang Hanzhu, in hopes of obtaining a missing for...
wow! Unique beautiful steampunk novel. Packed with action, interesting character, interesting world building and all wrapped up in beautiful prose. But I can't exactly explain why this isn't 5stars for me.. will ponder upon it. Oh and when is the next book coming out?!
I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley and Berkley. I am impressed. Jeannie is a new author to me that has done a superb job of creating a wonderful new take on the steampunk genre. Typically I am used to finding books in the steampunk world revolving around Brits ...