The Iron Dragon's Daughter
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 424
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Fairy Tales
One of the best books I've read this year, and completely not what I expected it would be. Swanwick absolutely destroys genre tropes with this novel, while still mining the roots of the genre - namely, mythology and faerie tales - for much of the furniture. Beware though; if you don't know your myth...
Not so long ago, I was reading a forum discussion talking about how fantasy worlds never seem to progress past a medieval level of technology; and whether or not it's possible to write a technological fantasy world that is clearly not science fiction.This book does it, with its plethora of faerie cr...
(Sigh)...Another one of those cases where GR's star-rating system doesn't adequately express my reaction to a book. I'd give this one 2.5 to 3 stars (and, since it's the New Year & I'm feeling generous, I'm rounding up) - It's not bad; Swanwick is a decent writer. It's just not my "cup of tea."The o...
Jane is a young girl, stolen from the human world to work in a Dickensian plant that services great steam-powered dragons. With a dragon’s help she escapes the factory, only to find that life in Faery is just as bad without a master as with. Although excited by her alchemy classes in school, Jane ...
Okay, I got 120 pages into this one and it still wasn't doing much for me: all very weird and acid-trippy and with tons of unexplained fey and magic. Part of me is still curious to know what happens next, but I don't think it's enough of me to want to read another 300 pages.