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Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt, #1)
3.62
it was amazing
This was an amazing debut, and I in no way expected to enjoy it as much as I did. It was certainly the most fun fantasy novel I've read in a long time ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
 
The Arctic Marauder
3.50
it was ok
I hate to give a low review to a graphic novel with art this gorgeous, but I'm afraid I have to. My advice - find a copy at a bookstore and flip throu ...more
Jun 06, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, #1)
3.83
liked it
I know that a lot of people like this book. I wanted to like it too. I started out liking it, then about fifty pages in I realized I'd been tricked in ...more
May 11, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.50
liked it
You have to stand in awe of the way Cherie Priest managed to tap into the pop culture zeitgeist with her steampunk zombie pulp-fest. Anyone who thinks ...more
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 22, 2009
 
Clockwork Angels (Clockwork Angels, #1)
3.65
really liked it
Rush fan here. First, let me say that the album Clockwork Angels was their best work in a decade. Like Rush's music, Clockwork Angels the book is real ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Sep 10, 2012
 
The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne, #1)
3.69
really liked it
Not so long ago, Cherie Priest's Boneshaker made a bid for "definitive Steampunk novel." While it was a valiant attempt, I think the crown should trul ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
 
Dragonfly Falling (Shadows of the Apt, #2)
3.89
really liked it
I’m really enjoying this series, more than any other fantasy novels I’m currently plowing through other than, possibly, A Song of Ice and Fire. And in ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Sep 22, 2011
 
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (Burton & Swinburne, #2)
3.94
really liked it
By Jove, I love Mark Hodder. Once again he's set the bar that all other steampunk ought to be measured by. One - he knows his history. Two - he knows ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Jan 28, 2011
 
Blood of the Mantis (Shadows of the Apt, #3)
3.91
really liked it
Tchaikovsky's "Shadows of the Apt" rolls along, and is just as entertaining as ever. Coming to volume 3, Blood of the Mantis feels less like a novel t ...more
Oct 2014
Sep 22, 2011
 
Dreams of Steam
4.02
it was amazing
First, let me recuse myself from giving anything like an unbiased review of this collection. Full disclosure: it includes my story "Dead Man's Hand," ...more
Dec 02, 2010
Jul 15, 2010
 
Dreams of Steam II: Brass and Bolts
4.25
it was amazing
Here I am again with another completely unbiased 5-star review of an anthology that just happens to contain one of my own stories (in this case, a lit ...more
May 24, 2012
Aug 22, 2011
 
The Difference Engine
3.40
liked it
None
Sep 25, 1997
Jan 27, 2010
 
Larklight (Larklight, #1)
3.82
really liked it
None
Nov 20, 2006
Jul 16, 2010
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.93
really liked it
None
Dec 27, 2006
Dec 29, 2015
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