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RISEN (Dark Victorian, Vol. 1) - Elizabeth Watasin
RISEN (Dark Victorian, Vol. 1)
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“Way will open.” She is Artifice.A resurrected criminal and agent of HRH Prince Albert’s Secret Commission.An artificial ghost.A Quaker. He is Jim Dastard.The oldest surviving agent of the Secret Commission.An animated skull.A mentor to newly resurrected agents.  It is 1880 in a mechanical and... show more
“Way will open.” She is Artifice.A resurrected criminal and agent of HRH Prince Albert’s Secret Commission.An artificial ghost.A Quaker. He is Jim Dastard.The oldest surviving agent of the Secret Commission.An animated skull.A mentor to newly resurrected agents.  It is 1880 in a mechanical and supernatural London. Agents of Prince Albert’s Secret Commission, their criminal pasts wiped from their memories, are resurrected to fight the eldritch evils that threaten England. Amidst this turmoil, Jim Dastard and his new partner Artifice must stop a re-animationist raising murderous dead children. As Art and Jim pursue their quarry, Art discovers clues about her past self, and through meeting various intriguing women—a journalist, a medium, a prostitute, and a mysterious woman in black—where her heart lies. Yet the question remains: What sort of criminal was she? A new beginning, a new identity, and new dangers await Art as she fights for the Secret Commission and for her second life."I loved Elizabeth Watasin’s graphic novel, Charm School. Now, after toolong an absence, she has returned to print with fiction. Dark Victorian:Risen, is just that: a dark Victorian detective story featuring two ofthe most eldritch detectives I have ever encountered: a beautiful Quakeramazon of a ghost and her sidekick, a wisecracking, monocled skull in atop hat. And they are not the only memorable characters we meet along theway in this dark romp through fin de siecle London’s foul cribs andalleys, where our detectives search for the man who brings innocentmurdered creatures back to life, to wreak a hideous vengeance upon theirtorturers and murderers. How about a lovely prostitute who may be adryad? Or twin sisters, one of whom has a deadly tendrilled virus growingon the left side of her face?Risen is only the first of what promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable (ifdelightfully disturbing) series. Roll over, Arthur Conan Doyle! Moveover, Philip Pullman!"- Trina RobbinsWriter, Herstorian, author of The Chicagoland detective Agency series and Lily Renee, Escape Artist"RISEN is as interesting for the things half-seen as the things shown clearly: the elegant exotica of steampunk London, the mysterious natures of both the not-dead protagonists, the elements unexpected even in steampunk, such as the 'artificial' ghost's faith and ethics.I am well and truly drawn in, and am eager for more."- Carla Speed McNeil, creator of FINDER
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781936622009 (1936622009)
Publisher: A-Girl Studio
Pages no: 101
Edition language: English
Series: The Dark Victorian (#1)
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
2.5
I found this a little muddled at times, especially towards the end of the novel. That said, the characters are well drawn, the world building is solid, the idea inventive, the wordplay quite funny, and the ideas interesting. I do wish the plot had been a little tighter. Still, enjoyable.
Ilhem
Ilhem rated it
3.0 A Victorian Amazon and her sidekick
It had the appeal of novelty; too rushed to be really gripping and fully satisfying, but overall entertaining. “The Dark Victorian” is a paranormal mystery with a hint at an f/f romance that may be developed in the next installments. The world is Steampunk-like : England is protected from Evil by ...
Shaykitteh's World of Books
Shaykitteh's World of Books rated it
5.0 Review: The Dark Victorian: Risen
Risen, the first book in Elizabeth Watasin's The Dark Victorian series, is a brilliant tale of mystery and the paranormal intertwined with the Victorian era. Art, short for Artifice, is an artificial ghost, a women who died and was resurrected to work for the Secret Commission. Paired with Jim Dasta...
Jolene
Jolene rated it
3.0 The Dark Victorian: Risen (The Dark Victorian #1) by Elizabeth Watasin
**Thank you A-Girl Studio and Netgalley for providing this in exchange for an honest review** HRH Prince Albert's Secret Commission is a branch of law enforcement full of Raised beings who fight the supernatural during Victorian London. The newest member of the commission is Artifice (Art). She ha...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
1.5 The Dark Victorian: Risen
(I got a copy courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)This novel is quite a short one—too short, in fact, for the scope it seemed to want to reach. Maybe it's a case of "first book in a series syndrome". Anyway, I found the premise interesting, but kept wishing it went deeper into s...
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