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1.0 out of 5 stars Life stealing, 19 Feb 2011
This review is from: The Gaslight Dogs (Mass Market Paperback)
The synopsis on the back of the book is as follows:
"At the edge of the known world, an ancient nomadic tribe faces a new enemy - an empire fueled [sic] by technology and war.
A young spiritwalker of the Aniw and a captain of the Ciracusan army both find themselves unexpectedly thrown together, the Aniw girl a prisoner taken from her people, and the soldier a reluctant student of a forbidden talent - one that may turn the tide of the war and will surely brand him an outcast." Blah blah... there's more but I can't be bothered to type it.

This appeared to come up labelled as "steampunk", but it certainly isn't... there are gas lamps in the streets and a vague mention of a train at one point.
It also isn't much of an adventure novel either, as the pace was awkward and plodding.
The characters didn't engage me at all, and for most of the latter half of the book I kept hoping that I would turn the page and find out they had all died in some horrible accident.
There was no love, no hope, no comedy. This was one long misery fest and I stuck it out to the pointless end. If you like the dull painful ache inside when finishing a book and realising that a piece of your life is gone that you will never get back, then this is the book for you.
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