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This Will Be Steampunk Then,
This review is from: A Conspiracy of Alchemists: Chronicles of Light and Shadow (Chronicles of Light & Shadow 1) (Hardcover)
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For some reason when reading this I had images from Lemony Snickett running through my mind which must be due to an unfamiliarity with this genre.
That said this is a fairly enjoyable book. Beginning in Paris 1903 this is the first in a series which combines this steampunk thing with a deep vein of fantasy. Here is a world of light and shadow, with warlocks and nightwalkers and in the midst of all this, dirigible pilot Elle Chance, trying to earn a living delivering packages and so it begins.
As far as imaginative and quirky novels go this is a good start, with interesting characters and an attention to detail for those (like me) not completely au fait with the genre.