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Planesrunner (Everness Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Electropunk, more like. (Excellent book!)

    Pardon me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember Everett describing it as 'electropunk' (or something similar), not steampunk. (Also, this is one of my favorite books, and more people should read it!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014


    You cant add a gear here and some rust there and call it steampunk. Steampunk is based off of the Victorian Age, which is very much looked past when thinking about the aspects of steampunk.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

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    Omg! This book is amazing! Seriously, I loved it. From the time

    Omg! This book is amazing! Seriously, I loved it. From the time spent in Everette Singh’s home world, to the time spent in the other parallel, I adored every minute of it. The story just picked up from the beginning and kept me drawn in ’til the last page. I’ll try to go into detail without spoiling it; obviously I will try to do all of this while containing my excitement. J

    The story itself reminded me a little of the television show, Sliders, endless amounts of other Earths in parallel universes. All of them different, some with just a slight change other so different they are unrecognizable. Great premise for a show, great premise for a book too. Of course the similarities in the story pretty much end with the whole idea of parallel universes (but it still brought to mind Sliders).

    The mechanics behind world travel made sense in the context of the story. Moreover, I really loved the amount of detail the author gave. Especially the little tidbits involving how the different worlds had evolved, where they splintered off from each other, and then the details of the worlds themselves. I felt like I was there in all the Londons right alongside Sen and Everette. The descriptions were immaculate, even how McDonald describes the gulls.

    “…Gulls rose up…crying in their dead-soul voices.” A very apt description of Sea Gulls I must say.

    I must note I had a slight problem with some of the Airish slang. Not the fact that it annoyed me simply that I sometimes had to stop for a minute to figure out from the context of the conversation what was actually happening or being said. Some words took me a few times to truly decipher, but overall – once I adjusted – the slang just added more texture and flavor to Sen’s London. It really helped to show even more of a difference between Sen’s world and Everettes. Plus, in the back of the book was a neat little extra showing where Airish slang came from and its ties to the real London in our world.

    While this book can be enjoyed by adults, I think is also good choice for younger readers. As I said before the book drew me in and didn’t let me back out until the very last page. It is open ended, not a sheer drop cliffhanger, but you know that there is going to be more, so much more to the story. Only a few problems have been solved, many more have been created.

    Still I think the book is worth picking up, and I can’t wait ’til the next book in the series comes out. Fingers crossed it’s sometime soon! I give this one 5 out of 5!

    ~’til next time all you palones and omis be sure to stay bona!
    Originally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer
    Reviewer: AimeeKay

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

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    Entertaining, well-imagined parallel universe adventure story.

    This is faster paced than McDonald's adult science fiction with enough meat on its bones so that adults will find it enjoyable,too. I liked the quirky characters and the vividly portrayed "steampunk" London (made real enough that I wanted to visit it).
    First in a series, and when the book ended, I wanted it to go on.

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