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Once, Ariston was a Guardian of the Kalliopolis, the perfect city designed by the Philosophers-Philosophers who, in their wisdom, replaced the imperfect human Guardians of Ariston's generation with warrior machines. Phaleas Peneste, a poor farmer's orphan the new Guardians rescued from the devastating winter that killed his family, now serves as their mechanic. Unhappy wit...more
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Published February 1st 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
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Jenre
I read a great short story from this author a while ago now and was hoping that she would produce a longer piece. This novella is a short of steampunkish story set in a fantasy world with links to ancient Greece. The names of the cities have a Greek feel to them - the main setting here called Kalliopolis - and there are references made to Greek myths and Alexander. On the other hand there are machines and automatum which gives it the steampunk feel. One of those types of machines are the Guardia...more
Deja Dei
3.5. As an action/adventure/steampunk story its a 4, as a romance more of a 2.5. I like the unique take on steampunk, putting the advanced technology against a Classical, Greco-Roman sort of a world. That's something I haven't seen before. As for the technology, it's very well done, detailed and original. There are mechanical Guardians which look after the city, having replaced fallible human Guardians. The way they work and the maintenance they need is described in enough detail to be fascinati...more
Ayanna
It was kind of cool, but at the same time, kind of confusing. Fal's the real MC and Ariston the LI when ostensibly, it's the other way around.

There are allusions to Greek mythology/history, but I still kind of felt like I needed more information for it to really come together.

The thing with Eudaimon...it was kind of cool because yeah, moral ambiguity and all that stuff, but it seemed like (view spoiler)...more
Deb
Three and half stars. Steampunk meets Ancient Greece meets Tarzan Lord of the Jungle - and yeah that last part was too outside the box for such a brief book. The love story or should I say triangle, is understated, perhaps too understated. The world is intriguing but the story that ultimate unfolds is too subtle to be entirely satisfactory.

The story is heavy on the narrative and short on the dialog, which left me feeling disconnected emotionally. The story really deserved a much more thorough tr...more
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