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on 4 June 2012
Possibly suitable for young children, if you want your kids to become extemely chauvinistic. I like steampunk, I like Sherlock Holmes, I like space adventure, I like werebeasts, I like fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure, but not all inexpertly tangled together as if by an eight year old with a thesaurus and a strong case of ADHD. Massive plot holes, contradictions, and unbelievable characters make this a must-hate for all self respecting readers. Don't bother, or, get the sample, then imagine a cameo by every genre of villain possible, and depthless heroes.
Women: The self-proclaimed feminist token-female lead is the worst kind of stock character I've ever had the misfortune to view, the author's writing if which leads me to suspect he has little or no respect for women in real life.
Men: do you think women should fall and break their ankles at key points of narrative? Tis is the book for you! (as long as the other problems don't bother you.)
Children: there are better, much better books out there.
Anyone enticed soley by the steampunk aspect: Lindsay Buroker. Excellent, engaging, believable, fun and funny. And full of blood and guts too! Regularly has a few books on kindle for free, to entice you into the series. Well worth paying though.
I hate this book. I have never hated a book before, not even Twilight (because I refuse to read it. I do, after all, know the storyline #thanksmedia).