Wisdom of Dead Men (The Wildenstern Saga) Paperback – 3 Sep 2009
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"Very tense, with red herrings aplenty and a goodly dollop of humour" (Jill Murphy The Bookbag)
"McGann mixes science, politics and history and raises many moral issues. He manages it all with a wonderful lightness of touch and superb control of an ever-evolving story that grows in complexity with every chapter but somehow never becomes confusing to the reader" (Jan Winter Inis Magazine)
"The Wisdom of Dead Men is an explosive fantasy read, set in the Victorian era. It opens with a gripping spontaneous combustion and the action never lets up" (Sarah Webb Irish Independent)
"A rollicking, steampunk adventure . . . I couldn't put it down" (Anna Carey Irish Times)
"He reveals lush detail as he builds a fascinating world for his characters to inhabit but never gets bogged down in self-indulgent minutiae and his characters, even the bit-part players, are always fully rounded and believable" (Sci-fi London)
Another epic story from the talented mind of Oisín McGann, author of the critically acclaimed Ancient Appetites.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
In The Wisdom of Dead Men, Nate has seemingly given up on his dreams of avoiding a life spent working for the family firm and had instead devoted himself to protecting his disabled brother Berto from the evil machinations of other family members. As the eldest surviving brother, Berto has been installed as the head of the Wildenstern family and so is in ultimate control of the family's huge business empire. Unfortunately for Berto, "behind every great man is another man waiting to stab him in the back".Read more ›
This is a very imaginatively crafted world, with Steam punk overtones in it's Victorian setting and the wonderfully described engimals. I had never seen the prequel (Ancient Appetites) but I will be looking for it now as I found this book to be a darkly entertaining read.