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This review is from: The Light Ages (Paperback)
Having written brilliant shorter fiction, Ian R MacLeod really comes of age in this massive novel which mixes Dickens and Peake. The author's intelligence can't have been in question for anyone who has read his work over the years. His ability to create characters and plotlines which work at book-length - and above all a wonderful, awe-ful, fascinating world - are now beyond question. From the lords and ladies to the Poor Bloody Infantry of this skewed Victorian Britain, MacLeod has birthed a list of magnificent characters. The all-pervading influence of Aether insinuates its way through every page.