"The Gnome's Engine," sequel to "Goblin Moon," returns us to the pseudo-18th century world where "Enlightenment" beliefs hold sway, and "magic" is magnetics. Sera, Eliste and Jed have gone to New Imbria to escape the Duchess, little realising that another adventure has just begun. Incorporating some dangling threads (that due to her tight writing did not seem to dangle) from its predecessor, "The Gnome's Engine" takes the reader through several separate plots: the Duchess' revenge, the slave trade in Orania, the mystery of the hobgoblins, and of course the mystery of the engine itself. The tone of the work varies slightly from "Goblin Moon" in its freshness, apropos to the freshness of New Imbria (the Americas). Readers will be glad to see the dashing cavalier Lord Francis Love Skelbrooke in full flair as well - and may even learn the true colour of his hair! All in all an excellent sequel from an excellent author.