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From the Deep of the Dark (Jackelian #6)

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The streets of Middlesteel are under attack by an unseen enemy, leaving bloodless corpses in its trail. The newssheets scream vampire, but the truth is even more deadly than anyone knows.

Charlotte Shades, Mistress of Mesmerism, is a thief—and a darned good one at that. When two mysterious men ask her to steal King Jude’s Sceptre from the Parliament vaults, the challenge (a
Paperback, 458 pages
Published 2012 by Harper Voyage
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Aug 19, 2012 Joseph rated it it was amazing
As I've said before, one of my favorite things about Stephen Hunt's Jackelian series is the way that each book uses an entirely different assortment of tropes from Victorian literature. This, the sixth and, I believe, final volume in the series is no exception, bringing in elements of Sherlock Holmes and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, amongst others. Yet again, the Kingdom of Jackals and, in fact, the entire world is menaced, this time by a conspiracy hatched at the very bottom of the de ...more
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Jul 28, 2016 Florin Pitea rated it really liked it
Quite a spectacular ending to the Jackelian Series. And, rather unexpectedly, at the end, I could imagine the late Lemmy Kilmister as Jared Black and read the commodore's last lines in Lemmy's voice. Thank you for another memorable novel, Mr. Stephen Hunt!
Sep 04, 2012 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
So we've reached this, what I would like to call the end of the Jackelian saga. I can't confirm that there won't be any more, and Hunt has written himself into corners in about four out of the six books in this series to date, but this is as logical a place to call it quits as any.

If you've read all six of these novels, you'll know that Hunt likes to revisit familiar ground, and so this is a remix of elements of The Kingdom Beyond The Waves and Rise of the Iron Moon, although mercifully more cov
Marc Jentzsch
Oct 29, 2013 Marc Jentzsch rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, spy, pulp
Definitely a step up from the last book and a fitting finish to the series, though as with all the others, it could easily stand on its own. After Court of the Air it seemed that the world had change sufficiently for most epic fantasy series to put a stamp on it and call it done, but Hunt wasn't done. He went on. He put forth epic cataclysms in one book after another. But then suddenly with the last two (4 and 5), the stakes went down. While there isn't anything really wrong with that, it made ...more
Angela Oliver
There was nothing precisely wrong with this book - it just failed to totally grip my attention. Probably this was partly aided by the elaborately constructed world, which is huge and diverse and interesting, but which has been introduced in bits and bobs in the previous fie instalments, as have the characters. And I have not read those books. This is the only Stephan Hunt book I have ever read. The plot was interesting, and as I have mentioned: the world is very well developed, but I could not ...more
Oct 08, 2014 Kerry rated it it was amazing
Stephen Hunt is one of my favorite authors. This book continues his steampunk writing in the Jacklian universe, which may or may not be the earth somewhere in our distant future. Another great adventure bringing back old characters and new ones. One of his greatest literary inventions are the Steam Men and their Loas (gods). With names like BoxIron and Coppertracks how can you go wrong?
Mar 20, 2013 Nate rated it really liked it
Loved it! took a little bit to get over some of the gaps in the story, but considering the amount of time covered in the book I can understand why the gaps were there. Excellent author for anybody that's a fan of steampunk!
Dec 29, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it
Shelves: steampunk, fantasy
I still wouldn't want to live in this world, ever.
This seems like this was the final chapter with our friends in Jackels. I've enjoyed the series quite a bit.
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Stephen Hunt is a British writer living in London. His first fantasy novel, For the Crown and the Dragon, was published in 1994, and introduced a young officer, Taliesin, fighting for the Queen of England in a Napoleonic period alternative reality where the wars of Europe we
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Other Books in the Series

Jackelian (6 books)
  • The Court of the Air (Jackelian, #1)
  • The Kingdom Beyond the Waves (Jackelian, #2)
  • The Rise of the Iron Moon (Jackelian, #3)
  • Secrets of the Fire Sea (Jackelian, #4)
  • Jack Cloudie (Jackelian, #5)

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