Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Arcadia Snips and The Steamwork Consortium - A Review

Arcadia Snips and The Steamwork Consortium - Robert C. Rodgers


IN AN ERA of bygone anachronisms and steam-powered ambulatory engines, a sharp-witted street thief with a heart of semi-precious metal must match wits with a cryptic cryptozoologist, an amoral assassin, a masked menace, and a secret plot to bring the city she loves to its knees.
Arcadia Snips and the Steamwork Consortium is both a cautionary tale against reckless mathematics and an accurate historical account all rolled up into one. In fact, the story is so accurate that you might consider it more a history lecture than an illustrated novel.

My Thoughts:

This was my first introduction to the "Steampunk" genre and what an introduction it was! I just loved this book. It was so much fun to read. The characters were remarkable. The story was filled with adventure, mystery, a few mad scientists and a whodunit in a world run by and on machines.

The illustrations were fantastic and really helped with character and world visualization. Being a visual reader and new to this genre of storytelling, the illustrations helped me a lot.

I would recommend this to anyone who thinks they might enjoy it. It really was a lot of fun to read!

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This book was received from the author for review purposes.


vvb32 reads said...

this sounds like a wild ride! and the cover illustration really is eye grabbing. it's on my tbr list now. thanks.

GFDesignz said...

oh wow sounds like it was a fun read! Thanks for your review of it!

Cym Lowell said...

What a fun read. Thanks for linking this up...this review should get lots of attention :)


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