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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

“With blood and with iron, shall a nation be moulded.” And what blood and what iron! Hodder doesn’t exactly give us a steampunk world. There are too many biological grotesqueries like swans big enough ... Read full review

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User Review  - mbg0312 - LibraryThing

I was a little distracted when I read this, but the twists this put on Victorian England were definitely worth a good look. I'm looking forward to more from Hodder. Read full review

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User Review  - Denise701 - LibraryThing

I just finished reading the book this afternoon, and I think I'm interested in the character of Sir Richard Burton enough that I might check out the second book. A couple of days when I was half-way ... Read full review

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User Review  - patrickgarson - LibraryThing

This is a pretty bland effort cruising on an in-vogue genre (steampunk). Hodder forgets an important rule for successful novels: you need an internal journey, not just as external one. Unfortunately ... Read full review

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User Review  - souloftherose - LibraryThing

A steampunk extravaganza set in an alternate Victorian England where Queen Victoria was actually killed in the 1840 assassination attempt and Prince Albert now rules as regent. Much like Scott ... Read full review

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User Review  - joenba7 - LibraryThing

Wanting to try something new, a colleague of mine recommended this book, defining it as steampunk. First time reading that type of book, and I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. The amount of ... Read full review

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User Review  - dark_phoenix54 - LibraryThing

As the long title suggests, Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Swinburne, real Victorians, are the lead characters in this novel that is at once mystery, fantasy, alt history and steampunk. And ... Read full review

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User Review  - sarahjanesandra - LibraryThing

I was immediately intrigued by the story. My interest diminished during the section relating the story of Spring-Heeled Jack. I couldn't wait for the book to get there, but once there I didn't find myself as interested as I was in Sir Richard Burton. Overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - bluewoad - LibraryThing

From raygunreviews.wordpress.com It’s London, 1861. Sir Richard Burton, the explorer, is about to debate his former partner, John Speke, over the location of the Nile’s source, but word quickly comes ... Read full review

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User Review  - justifiedsinner - LibraryThing

Not bad for a first novel. Derivative. The characters and the milieu are rather cartoonish. Surprising that it won the PKD. Read full review


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