Saturday, October 22, 2011

Brass and Bone by Cynthia Gael

Let's visit England during the Victorian era, shall we?

Carina Press and Net Galley allowed me to get a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It was published the tenth of October, so you can get a copy now at your local bookstore.

This is a steampunk novella.  I enjoy steampunk.  It's a mix of mechanical apparatuses and nature usually, and the alternate worlds the authors create fascinate me.

In this story, Ms. Gael focuses mainly on the mechanical side of steampunk.  Imagine opening a watch and having a mechanical spider attached to your arm and attempt to poison you...  Simon unfortunately let his curiosity get the best of him.

Lady Abigail thieves to keep her airship afloat.  Simon has known her since childhood and he loves her.  But he knows there is no chance for the love to be reciprocated.  He may be wrong.

The author then mixes the pot with another old friend of Abigail's who wants them to do an errand for him.  The errand has to do with a witch...

This story flows well, has very interesting characters, and is an enjoyable read.  Why not give it a try?

Happy reading.

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