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by Elizabeth Bear
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I had been waiting for the longest time for this book to be published in ebook format because it's impossible to find in print. At last! And it was worth the wait, I must say. I always have to work at getting into Elizabeth Bear's way of writing. Her prose is rich and she definitely has her own v...
cindywho rated it 11 years ago
A nice change from melodramatic vampire tales. This is a pile of mystery stories set during the early 1900s, mostly in New Amsterdam - an alternate world of zeppelins, sorcery and an American Revolution still yet brewing. Sebastian is one of the first of "the blood" to set foot in the colonies. A...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 12 years ago
Rating: 4.25* of fiveThis delicious book is one helluva good read, and quite entertainingly thought-provoking as well.The title city, New Amsterdam, is the former Dutch colony on Manhattan Island, only captured by the British in the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century. Now THERE's an alternate...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 13 years ago
I wanted to love this book so badly. It's well-written with vibrant characters -- which is part of the problem: I hated the two main characters! The secondary characters were more interesting to me, and I really got bored following the hero/heroine. Otherwise, a delicious read: great world-building,...
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