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Epic Fantasy With a Sci-Fi Twist,
This review is from: The Rise of the Iron Moon (Hardcover)
Just like the previous two volumes in this series, I found that Stephen Hunt has captured the feeling of a world reminiscent of a steam punk feeling skilfully mixed with Victorian era culture. There is a wonderful mix of magic and steam driven technology.
In this latest novel, I found that as with the previous two, Hunt has successfully managed to capture a fundamental genre of fictional writing. The first two books wonderfully captured Armageddon style fantasy and a search for the lost city scenario. This one takes an even more ambitious role of depicting a sci-fi scenario style conflict involving a war of the worlds. Any fantasy fan need not worry though as Hunt has still held true to the feeling of a fantasy novel while managing to simultaneously convey the sci-fi theme dominant in this novel.
This latest instalment just proves Hunt's writing prowess as he once again switches the underlying theme of the unfolding saga, yet still manages to draw the reader in with some returning characters and a new cast that are just as equally enjoyable to follow on their adventures.
Well done Stephen Hunt!