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The Professor's Assistant

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Lured by rumors of a momentous invention, Agent Julian Blake steps into the New York Gate and emerges outside London.
It is the same year, 1885, but an earth parallel to his own. The two timelines are almost identical, but the slight variation is enough to threaten his mission as it includes an attitude toward same-sex attr
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Published February 14th 2011 by Liquid Silver Books
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
A great premise suffocated with rushed actions, one too stupid to live decision and incompetence. Everything at first sight didn't help either. The romance is pretty ridiculous. Still, the premise itself deserves a star of its own.

I loved the idea of parallel worlds and agents protecting every time-line that might be in danger. I loved the decision not to destroy something that is already invented, because when something already exists in one world, it could be made in another even if it is dest
I've not read much steampunk, so it's hard to comment on that aspect, but I wasn't that impressed with this book. The romance is insta love. In my opinion, the writing seems simplistic while the idea of the "parallel travel" is very creative. The romantic couple act individually stupid and in opposition to what I would think if I were in their romance.
There were some entertaining moments and ones of incredulity. It felt short which it is.
Nice and solid steampunk setting with a pretty lame MM romance
Historical, time travel and steampunk, oh dear!
My bingo category was 1800-1899, so I admit not being a fan of reading about that time period, I picked the book closest to 100 pages I could find.
I like a story where I connect with the MCs, maybe even read and find myself not having to think about it. However, I don't understand alternate universes and the principals of time travel.
They never really explained the other world and why they wanted yo have the machine.
Thank goodness it was a short rea
Nov 15, 2015 DL rated it it was ok
The blurb was better than the book and had almost as much information. The premise promised a fun romp through time with some bad guys thrown in for tension. What was delivered was a rough sketch of a story, insta-love and heroes too stupid to live.
Jun 04, 2011 Feliz rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, fantasy
There’s a great many things going on in the not so many pages of this story. The worldbuilding took much room, and I found it successfully done both regarding the parallel — timelines concept and the steampunk setting. Many details were lovingly drawn out, for example the steam cycles, and the airships. Another big portion of this book was dedicated to the erotic scenes between Julian and Daniel, which were detailed and fraught with emotion.

Due to the shortness of the format, something had to gi
Apr 22, 2014 Tonileg rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fantasy, m-m, kindle
Steampunk M/M romance with parallel worlds much like that found in 'Fringe' the TV show.
I kept placing our characters in a 19th century version of the Fringe world so it made it a bit more believable.
Agent Julian Blake is sent to the parallel London world to check up on some rumors about a time travel invention which would be very dangerous in the wrong hands. So Julian meets the Professor's assistant, Daniel and there is more then a little bit of chemistry between Julian which is makes for som
Started with great potential but didn't quite live up to it. The ending was rather abrupt. Writing was a bit choppy at times.
Nov 26, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
A lot happens in not all that many pages in The Professor's Assistant. I really enjoyed the time travel/parallel universe plot as well as the relationship between the main protagonists. 4.5 out of 5.
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Jan 30, 2012 Book Utopia rated it did not like it
The author's voice was too simplistic to overcome my squick reaction to Daniel being so young. Too many references to his youth at the top of the story set me on an edge that never went away.
Oct 13, 2011 Belindaj rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I wish it had been a little longer, so this is more of a 4.5, rounded up.
Jason Vargo
Nov 05, 2015 Jason Vargo rated it it was ok
Shelves: gay
A romance which doesn't have the guts to do what it really wants to do, poorly drawn characters, a fairly boring time travel story and not a single compelling piece in the narrative.
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