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The Iron Duke
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May 20, 2012
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June 4, 2012
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Recomendado para quem quer um romance do género que não descura o world-building e cenário. Ler comentári…more

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Apr 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sofia by: Joana Lima
Shelves: science-fiction
Rating: 3 and a half stars.

You can read this review in Portuguese here.

Imagine a world where the Mongolian empire has never weakened, and instead developed into a formidable force with a culture and technology to match, quickly moving past anything you could have found in Europe. Imagine that this force, with its center in Xanadu, has managed to successfully conquer Europe. And imagine that the technology they have developed includes genetic manipulation and nanoagents which were spread through
Dec 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carla by: Telma
Shelves: ebook, own, 2011
Great book! I really wasn't expecting a mystery, adventure, romance kind of book and was really surprised on it starting out with a murder. But I loved it! It had everything I love to see in a book. A well crafted story with interesting characters. It even made me laugh at times and there was a part that left me teary eyed.

I really enjoyed it and can't wait to pick up the next book.


Mais sobre o livro, com alguns spoilers, na conversa com 2 grandes malucas, Janita e Tchetcha: primeira parte e
Este foi o primeiro livro de literatura que li em inglês, bem como o primeiro de steampunk.

A acção decorre num mundo alternativo, numa época vitoriana em que a tecnologia a vapor está muito desenvolvida, com carros, barcos e aviões a vapor. Este mundo é cheio de detalhes próprios como uma Europa com zombies e uma Inglaterra com pessoas com partes do corpo com próteses mecânicas e infectados com "nanoagentes", que antes da Horde controlavam as acções e emoções das pessoas.
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I've heard great things about this new steampunk series by Meljean Brook. Ok, I admit it - my interest in this series is due only to the fact that this is steampunk. Ever since I read Gail Carriger books that I'm addicted to this genre and wish to explore it even more.
The Iron Duke seemed a great bet and it turned out to be a great read though I confess that I had some issues with the some technical aspects of the book.
Firstly I think that the author made the chapters a little too extensive for
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked it very much. It was the first steampunk piece that I've read and what a starting it was in the genre. I devoured it, with some little pauses to breathe from the excitement.
I think it'd survive without the "bed" as one of the main characters. In fact, I'd like to read something like this without the smut. But then again, maybe I wouldn't have read it so fast. *blushes* I'll definitely read the anthologies later.
- A tip of the hat to Joana Lima for telling me about it.
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2014

Okay, this time Rhys got on my nerves more than in the previous reading and once they get together it was like the romance took hold of the story and I didn't enjoyed it as much. But I still liked it. The world building did it for me as well as the rest of the characters. Mina is a great female character and it's surrounded by characters that should have books with stories of their own. I talk about Scarsdale and the Blacksmith, obviously, Yasmeen and Archimedes Fox already have their ow
Sandra Rosa
May 13, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m, 2011
Started reading it!
Everyone talks about the worldbuilding that i will admit is very complex, but feels very clumsy and nonsensical...
Funny because it gives me the same feeling Eberon does...
Lady Entropy
Apr 29, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: ebooks
Alexandra Rolo
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Dec 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, shelves-at-home
João Filipe
Dec 12, 2011 marked it as whislist-en  ·  review of another edition
Jan 03, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
Oct 14, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steampunk
Aug 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Catsadiablo by: Telma
Shelves: 2012, steampunk
Joana Lima
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Mar 20, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, free
Dec 22, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Apr 09, 2014 added it
Shelves: kindle