The Iron Wyrm Affair
Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn't help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's... show more
Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn't help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen. In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs. The game is afoot..
Publish date: August 7th 2012
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
Series: Bannon & Clare (#1)
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This book wasn't at all what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it a whole lot. :) The first book in The Bannon and Clare Affairs series introduces us to quite the colourful cast of characters. Emma Bannon, the Prime sorceress. Archibald Clare, the mentath with almost supernatural powers o...
This was my second attempt at reading this book - the first time I managed only 10% - this time I was determined but reached the 50% mark and decided my time is too valuable for subjecting myself to bad books of this calibre.Let's start with the story. It was a mess. The first chapter or two there...
Very good, diverting read. I'm impressed at Ms. Saintcrow's alternate Britain, and how fully she immerses the reader therein. The plot is strong with the tension ratcheted up all the way to the end. Her characters are all memorable, though Ms. Bannon is a bit of a Mary Sue, with magical resources th...
I wanted to love this book. Really. I’ve had a fascination with Victorian London since childhood (if there is such a thing as reincarnation, I’m pretty sure I lived there in a past life), and with magic and fantasy and more recently with steampunk, and I follow the author on Twitter and read her blo...