The Lazarus Machine
Steampunk adventure for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor WhoAn alternate 1895, A world where Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace perfected the Difference Engine. Where steam and Tesla-powered computers are everywhere. Where automatons powered by human souls venture out into the sprawling London... show more
Steampunk adventure for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor WhoAn alternate 1895, A world where Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace perfected the Difference Engine. Where steam and Tesla-powered computers are everywhere. Where automatons powered by human souls venture out into the sprawling London streets. Where the Ministry, a secretive government agency, seeks to control everything in the name of the Queen. It is in this claustrophobic, paranoid city that seventeen-year old Sebastian Tweed and his conman father struggle to eke out a living. But all is not well. A murderous, masked gang has moved into London, spreading terror through the criminal ranks as they take over the underworld. As the gang carves up more and more of the city, a single name comes to be uttered in fearful whispers.Professor Moriarty.When Tweed's father is kidnapped by Moriarty, he is forced to team up with information broker, Octavia Nightingale, to track him down. But he soon realizes that his father's disappearance is just a tiny piece of a political conspiracy that could destroy the British Empire and plunge the world into a horrific war.
Publish date: November 6th 2012
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Alternate History
Series: Tweed & Nightingale Adventures (#1)
Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/WriterRating 4 out of 5 ControllersReview Source: PublisherReviewer: AimeeKayThe Lazarus Machine is a very interesting Steampunk mystery. Overall the book was filled with fun and excitement, as well as mystery. It drew me in and definitely had some parts I didn’...
Love these types of books. Adventure and unexpected discoveries that leave you wanting more...The plot of the book starts off great. Tweed goes around the country conning people. They pretend they can speak with dead. Right off the bat, their relationship is strange. It's not your normal father/son...
This review will probably be shorter than my average, and for a very succinct reason – it was ultimately forgettable in a sea of books with similar plots. THE LAZARUS MACHINE was a book that took me almost two months to read, continuously relegated to the bottom of my reading pile after picking it u...
3.5 stars Well this was a fun read, not exactly a light read, but definitely a fun read indeed.I've never read any of Mr. Crilley's books before, but the world that he created in The Lazarus Machine is very rich, and if you're looking for a steampunk book that definitely shows the steampunkness (not...