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Unbroken Truth (Gleam, #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Beneath the arcane Rustpeaks lies the city of Lansfyrd, capital of one of the Dustlands many Holds. Visibility is at an all-time low and airships rumble through the skies. Detective Lentsay “Len” Yoriya of the Lansfyrd PD is a homocide detective stuck at a burglary assignment as punishment for loving the wrong person. When a xenophobic radio-shaman is murdered and the kill ...more
Published October 1st 2020 by Indie Author
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Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it


I thought the story was exciting and creative!

The author wrote the story in a gripping manner. I loved the world-building. It is complex, intricate, and very unique in the city of Lansfyrd. There are various species and concepts, and the author makes the story particularly intriguing with the politics and murder investigations. Also, the author wrote some scenes in a very memorable manner. I specifically liked the Banner riots’ g
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I don't often read fantasy novels, but was drawn to give Unbroken Truth a try because I was intrigued by its Steelpunk tag. The novel is partly a crime mystery and partly a political thriller, both aspects of which were complex enough to keep me hooked throughout the story. Where Lundh really excelled for me, however, was in his evocations of seedy city life on an inhospitable world. Lansfyrd became so real to me as I read that I could almost
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Unbroken Truth is set in the city of Lansfyrd, and follows Detective Lentsay “Len” Yoriya of the Lansfyrd PD. Len is a homocide detective who has been moved to solving burglaries and other petty crimes because of xenophobia against her partner. Vli-Rana Talie works as a lecturer at the Lansfyrd University, studying history. Vli uncovers an artifact that could change the world’s perception of their past, putting herself and those they love in danger.

Unbroken Truth is a truly ambitious first novel
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fascinating read in a richly different world.

In a city beset by rust and xenophobia, a homicide detective must solve a high-profile murder as her partner delves into dangerously ancient history. As tensions rise and election day looms, they find their paths may not be so separate after all.

It took me a little while to get into this book due to the deep worldbuilding with multiple characters, races, places, and terminology. It made the world rich and the characters vivid but also delayed the pl
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a crime story with a difference. Set in a world where a variety of species mix, not always harmoniously, it mixes a new environment where there is almost constant rust in the air, changing the way the city is viewed, with familiar issues of hatred, fear and dislike of things that are different to our own lived experiences. In this case the differences are the various other species that live and work in the city alongside those who feel anything “foreign” doesn’t belong there.

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