The Dark Volume
Gordon Dahlquist transfixed readers across the world with his dazzling literary debut, the epic Victorian tale The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. Now the internationally bestselling author continues an adventure like no other, featuring three heroes you will never forget.Awakening from a... show more
Gordon Dahlquist transfixed readers across the world with his dazzling literary debut, the epic Victorian tale The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. Now the internationally bestselling author continues an adventure like no other, featuring three heroes you will never forget.Awakening from a fevered delirium, Celeste Temple finds herself in a fishing village on the remote Iron Coast. She has no idea where her companions, Cardinal Chang and Doctor Svenson, might be—nor whether any of her enemies survived the dirigible crash that marked her last conscious moment. And while her body seems intact, she cannot say the same for her mind. For she must contend not only with the possibility that peril awaits her but with the memory of her traitorous fiancé’s murder at sea…along with thousands of other memories that now live within her—courtesy of a bewitching glass book. Hunted by murderous opportunists and cruel mercenaries of every kind, Miss Temple, Chang, and the Doctor are soon propelled into a quest that will draw them one by one into a realm of reckless, lawless terror. At every turn lies another enigma—and the stench of indigo clay, the raw material used to enslave even the most steadfast soul. Now they alone stand in the path of a diabolical conspiracy involving the books—one that will mean an alarming new world where once-free-roaming minds are wiped completely clean… if they live long enough. As Miss Temple, Cardinal Chang and Dr. Svenson uncover the devilish schemes of their deadly enemies, the terrifying secrets contained in The Dark Volume will be revealed one by one. For the blue glass is more lethal than they’d ever imagined—and those who possess it, as well as those who pursue it, are playing with fire.Pulsing with electrifying suspense, this uniquely thrilling feat of the imagination will grip readers in its dark thrall long after the final page is devoured.
Publish date: March 24th 2009
Pages no: 508
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Temple, Doctor Svenson, and Cardinal Chang (#2)
OK, this was on sale at RiteAid for five bucks and it had a pretty cover and is hardcover and the author is from the Pacific Northwest. And in spite of the two author blurbs by authors who didn't impress me, I bought it anyway.
apropos of nothing at all, and because no one asked, here is a list of the small number of steampunk novels i've read, in order of preference.1. The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters... my favorite; pure pleasure from beginning to end2. The Dark Volume3. Leviathan... highly enjoyable - for teh childre...
Unfortunately I did not remember The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters well enough to really enjoy this. It's definitely a middle volume of a trilogy.
A bit muddled. The story seemed to have little shape, like a roller coaster with teeny, tiny hills. I'll read the third one when it comes out, but don't have high hopes. Svenson's sections were dull. Temple's and Chang's sections kept me reading.
I found Dahlquist's first book, [b:The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters|44930|The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (Miss Temple, Doctor Svenson, and Cardinal Chang, #1)|Gordon Dahlquist|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1432992499s/44930.jpg|292054] in Germany of all places, surrounded as I was in a land ...