The Clockwork Dagger
Publish date: September 16th 2014
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
This one is interesting, I want to know more about this world where healing is a kind of magic linked to a tree and a holy woman and where the choices made by the characters are often layered.
Better than average for this sort of thing, and massive points for not whitewashing the cover. The heroine is unusual for steampunk, in that she's not some worthless upperclass twit -- mad scientist father optional, but likely -- but a trained magic worker in the healing arts. The world is mixed ste...
I really wanted to like this more. Even had a used book alert in and was so excited when an arc turned up. Some interesting ideas but I found myself confused at times and some things didn't pan out for me. But I'll probably read the second volume if it turns up. ;)
Combining a steampunk airship adventure with nature and saint based spirituality, ugly/adorable flying gremlins, competing political conspiracies, a missing princess, various forms of magic, and the beginning stages of romance, Clockwork Dagger charmed and entertained me. Octavia Leander, orphaned i...