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User Review  - krau0098 - LibraryThing

This is the first book in the Burton and Swinbrune series by Hodder. There are two more books released in this series after this one: The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man and Expedition to the ... Read full review

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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  - marysneedle - LibraryThing

This was an interesting book. The first one that I'm aware of that I've read that is considered steampunk. Most of the Characters were very well written and the story flowed smoothly. However it was a ... 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  - 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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