I found this book rather disappointing. As an adventure story it's not bad if a bit simplistic
Where it falls down for me is that if it is supposed to be "steampunk" it is severely lacking in inventiveness
The retro technology used is, frankly, trite - dirigibles and biblical names for weapons is so hackneyed and that's about all you get!
The characters seem very two-dimensional and, as I said earlier, the plot is rather simple and obvious
Still, I may read the two others in the series if I'm in the mood for quite old-fashioned, undemanding adventure stories.
Golden Heart: 1 Miękka oprawa – 31 lipca 2015
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Steampunk and the lost world genre collide in a thrilling adventure that will decide the fate of America...The North American continent has been torn apart by civil war. Steam-powered behemoths stalk the landscape, dirigibles prowl the skies and society stands on the back of a new class of slaves known as 'mechanicals'. The conflict between the Union and the Confederacy has dragged on for twenty-five years with neither side coming close to victory. Something is needed to tip the balance. Lazarus Longman - antiquarian, explorer and treasure hunter for the British Empire - had heard of the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola, but he never believed they really existed. So when he was ordered to track down the only two men rumored to have seen the fabled land he was skeptical to say the least. His skepticism turned to desperation when he found out that his quarry was Gerard Vasquez; a degenerate gambler, drinker and pistoleer and his companion, Hok'ee; a towering Navajo with a ferocious temper and a mechanical gun-arm. The British want these men delivered into the hands of the Confederacy so that the war can be brought to a swift resolution. But not everybody wants the Confederacy to win. Especially not Tsar Alexander III who has dispatched his own deadly assassin to ensure the Confederates never get their hands on America's golden heart.
"Steampunk the way it's supposed to be. Hero Lazarus Longman is Allan Quatermain with added retro technology." - SCIFI365.net
- Wydawca : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (31 lipca 2015)
- Język : Angielski
- Miękka oprawa : 222 str.
- ISBN-10 : 1515031926
- ISBN-13 : 978-1515031925
- Wymiary : 12.7 x 1.27 x 20.32 cm
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