Andre Daniel Daniel itibaren Felindre, Swansea, Swansea SA5, İngiltere
The good: The author went out on a huge limb with the main character in chapter one. It was a bold move, but it paid off in the end. If Arthur had not been so cheeky and engaging, I definitely wouldn't have finished the book. The plot was well-constructed, with plenty of little twists and turns. The romantic subplot ran very nicely alongside the action subplot, a trick that many authors have problems connecting. The bad: The setting is billed as steampunk but the steampunk elements don't really fit in very well. The bits of steampunk gadgetry that show up early in the book are mostly unnecessary, and the larger element at the end seems more inspired by Frankenstein than by Difference Engine. If you are looking for really crunchy steampunk, I don't think this one will satisfy. The ugly: The author has a disturbing habit to leave sentence fragments lying around in places where they don't belong. Most especially, she cuts dependent clauses into their own sentences. If you can look past that (or if what I'm saying makes no sense at all to you) then it probably won't be a problem. In my Kindle version, sometimes the word-wrapping was fouled up. Generally speaking it wasn't an issue.