Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunpowder Chronicles)
The first book in The Gunpowder Chronicles, an Opium War steampunk series In 1842, the gunpowder might of China’s Qing Dynasty fell to Britain’s steam engines. Furious, the Emperor ordered the death of his engineers, eliminating China’s best chance of fighting back. Since her father’s execution... show more
The first book in The Gunpowder Chronicles, an Opium War steampunk series
In 1842, the gunpowder might of China’s Qing Dynasty fell to Britain’s steam engines. Furious, the Emperor ordered the death of his engineers, eliminating China’s best chance of fighting back.
Since her father’s execution eight years ago, Jin Soling has kept her family from falling apart. With her mother addicted to opium and her younger brother in danger of being sent off to the factories, Soling has no choice but to sell off the last of her father’s possessions. Unwittingly, her actions bring her to the attention of the imperial court—the same court that betrayed her father.
The Crown Prince has launched a secret mission to bring together the remnants of the former Ministry of Science. To restore her family’s name, Soling must track down the rebel alchemist who holds the secret to powering the imperial fleet. Her only ally is a man she’s just met—the engineer with a mysterious past who was once meant to be her husband…
Publish date: 2014-11-18
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Science Fiction R...
, Steampunk Romance
This book had been unavailable for a good while (rights reverting to author etc...) but at last it's been republished by the author. And it's good! Worth the wait. :) I'm pretty sure I was guided to this by something one of my fave authors, KJ Charles said on Twitter, so thank you KJ!What we hav...
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 ...