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on 20 October 2011
A beautifully written, steampunk-esque early 20th century world where lizards are our ruling class and the world is slightly tilted because of this. Essentially it is an alternative history book, along the lines of Harry Turtledoves books, but with less war and more fantasy thrown in.
The book interweaves a number of well known literary characters into the storyline in a way that doesn't make it feel forced, and the fact that the main character is called Orphan, should emphasize the style of the book.
I loved this book and would recommend it to everybody who likes a little bit of difference in their lives.