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Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunpowder Chronicles) - Jeannie Lin
Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunpowder Chronicles)
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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…
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00O4RHMXI
Publisher: InterMix
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
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Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it
4.0 Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin - My Thoughts
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...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
3.0 Gunpowder Alchemy - Jeannie Lin
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...
Sassa Margot Reviews at Palantir Press
Sassa Margot Reviews at Palantir Press rated it
5.0 Historical fantasy lightly flavored with essence of steampunk and a delicate romance
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...
Yvette - Bookworlder
Yvette - Bookworlder rated it
3.5 Review: Gunpowder Alchemy (Gunpowder Chronicles Book 1) by Jeannie Lin
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...
Closet Geeks and Slow Mo
Closet Geeks and Slow Mo rated it
4.0 My Initial reaction:
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?!
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