A Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwarz

*Warning: Contains spoilers for the first book in the series* Having not read a steampunk novel in a while, I thought it high time to delve into the second book in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow series, A Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwarz. The first book saw Eleanor Chance discover that she is the latest incarnation of the Oracle, an individual who has powers over the worlds of both Light and Shadow. She can pass through the border into the Shadow world, where demons and tricksters lurk, tasked with…

A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz

A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz marks the first in a new steampunk series that takes place across the world, as the characters travel across Europe with ingenious inventions in tow. The book opens with protagonist Elle Chance entering a bar in Paris to meet with her old associate Patrice, who often provides her with jobs transporting cargo. This time, he hands her a mysterious box that is seemingly impossible to open and refuses to tell her what is inside. As payment, he bestows her with a diamond bracelet…

Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke cover

*Warning: Contains spoilers for previous books in the series* Everyone’s favourite goblin queen is back in Long Live the Queen by Kate Locke, the third and final book in The Immortal Empire series. After the harrowing and bloodthirsty conclusion to book two, Xandra Vardan is hoping that she can finally settle down into life as the goblin queen of England, making a life with her werewolf partner, Vex. However, things never go to plan where Xandra is concerned, with her world being turned upside down when Vex is attacked by…

agamemnon frost crown of towers kim knox

Warning: may contain spoilers for Agamemnon Frost #1 and #2 Agamemnon Frost and the Crown of Towers, is the third and final instalment in this trilogy, so fair warning this review will inevitably contain spoilers for Hollow Ships and House of Death. Crown of Towers picks up almost immediately after the action of Hollow ships and the impending Martian invasion. The action is based around the final Martian push to take Earth. As converted automata, Frost and Mason are the first and best line of defence. Mason, oh Mason, I alternated…

agamemnon frost hollow ships kim knox

Possible spoilers for book one Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships by Kim Knox is the second episode in this Steampunk series. It follows on directly from the events of House of Death, so I would recommend that the books are read in order. Also this review will be a spoiler for The House of Death so bookmark here for later if you haven’t read it yet. Mason and Frost are offered little respite at Station X. After Sir Randolph’s body-death, Pandarus, the Martian leader on earth, has changed host…

Heart of Brass

AUGUST’S BOOK CLUB READ [color-box]Heart of Brass by Kate Cross (The Clockwork Agents #1) Signet Eclipse (1st May 2012), Paperback: 371 pages, Steampunk Romance Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] Heart of Brass has been sitting on my TBR pile for over a year, so when I was asked which book I wanted to pick for the Book Club Read, I decided it was time to pull it out and give it a go. As I closed the book, I felt that rare feeling of…

Clockwork Mafia

[color-box]Clockwork Mafia by Seleste Delaney (Badlands #2) Carina Press (April 2013), Ebook: 163 pages, Steampunk Romance Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK | US Rating: [/color-box] All Henrietta Mason wants is to retire from adventures and go home to Philadelphia. A charity gala finds her dancing with US Marshall Carson Alexander. His career is on the line as he tries to prove Senator Mason has ties to the mafia. What he did not expect was to find was the Senator’s daughter. Clockwork Mafia is the second in the Badlands series. At first, I was excited to…


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