Bronze Gods

Bronze Gods

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by A. A. Aguirre
     
 

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Danger stalks the city of steam and shadows.

Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He’s a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s all logic—and the division’s first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals…  See more details below

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Danger stalks the city of steam and shadows.

Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He’s a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s all logic—and the division’s first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID.

Then they’re assigned a potentially volatile case in which one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered—her body charred to cinders—Mikani and Ritsuko’s modus operandi is challenged as never before. It soon becomes clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it’s up to them to hunt him down. There’s a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything…

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101622384
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Apparatus Infernum Novel , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
99,647
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Bronze Gods 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't come across a book that was this engrossing in several years; I had a hard time putting it down! I loved the two main characters and their relationship, the writing was beautiful, the grammar and vocabulary outstanding, and the story itself was captivating. This reminds me somewhat of the first Greyfriar book, in its immense enjoyability and a certain atmosphere. This is combination steampunk, fantasy, mystery, policework, and a touch of romance. My only negative is that the 2nd book is not out yet! Very highly recommended.
ramore More than 1 year ago
Wow! One of the best books I have read in recent years! Can I give it more than 5 stars? This one is going on my favorites list. Bronze Gods has a little bit of everything. Alternative history/fantasy/mystery/suspense with a hint of romance. Beautifully written! You will be immersed in a world reminiscent of Victorian England, making elements of the story familiar enough to connect with. But it is definitely not Victorian England. The unique history with ties to magical powers makes it a dark and dangerous place to live. Mikani and Risuko are the Inspectors trying to make sense of some horrible crimes. Both bring their own talents to the investigation, chasing down clues to solve the mystery before a madman's quest for power brings terrible consequences to all. I really like this book! The plot was riveting, the characters, fascinating. And the action was well entrenched in the gritty and intriguing world of Hy Breasil. The complexity of the world and the plot left me wanting more. Did I mention the beautiful writing? “Twilight crept up on her, bearing purples as a gift.” I wish I had written that. Yet all the exquisite writing does not impede the unrelenting action. I absorbed this book! If you are considering reading this book, don't hesitate any longer. Go for it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you like steampunk? Fairies? Murder mysteries? Detectives? Plot twists? Beautiful writing and outstanding world building? Charming, indulgent, witty, surprisingly tender hero? Kickass, pragmatic, clever, immaculate heroines? If you do, I don't know why you're still reading this review when you could be reading the best book that has ever come into existence in a long time—...possibly forever. I'm still riding the high reading this book has given me after a week. Do yourself a favor and read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’m a big fan of Ann Aguirre, steampunk, and fae, so I was super excited to read Bronze Gods. It had all the making of a knock out read. Up until about 55%, I was seriously questioning the book. I was confused by the plot, the world, and the quickly changing POVs. I was lamenting that this series might be an adventure I did not go on with the Aguirre writing team. At 60%, something amazing happened. Suddenly the plot stabilized, things came together, it was easier to understand which POV I was in and what was going on with the investigation. The plot started making sense and I was able to relate to the two of the three main characters. Where I struggled to get through the first half, I enjoyed the last 40% of the book. I’m interested in the world and in the two detectives. I like their burgeoning relationship as more than partners. I like Mikani’s powers and what it costs him to use them. I like that he enjoys a good fight and standing up for people he cares about. I like Ritsuko’s drive for details and her struggle against working in a male dominated world. I’m not as interested in Aurelia, but enough of the story was devoted to her that I’ll feel a little put out if there’s not a follow up on her in the next book, even though I have zero interest in her character. At the end, I knew I would read the next book in the series, but I’m left feeling uneasy about Bronze Gods. I feel like I should reread the book to fully wrap my head around what all was happening in the first part, but I have absolutely no desire to do so. All around, I thought this one was a missed the mark, but it left me interested enough to give the next book a chance to redeem the series. *Originally posted on goodreads
Darkstarr More than 1 year ago
Very good. Steam punk noir in an alternate history. Two detective inspector partners, one male and one the first female inspector, try to solve magical ritualistic killings of women from powerful families. The writing is excellent and story keeps you reading all night. I liked the main characters, and the minor characters were interesting, too. I went to Ann Aguirre's website and it says the second book in the series is coming out March 2014. Can't wait. Bought this as an e-book and the formatting was perfect.
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I loved Ann's Jax series so I picked this up for that reason only. I'd just finished another book of the same genre and thought this probably wouldn't match details etc. Not only was I throughly brought into the story I'll short list the next in the series to buy on release. Well written characters I would like as friends - and now I'm worried about some of them hanging in the fog of printings ahead. Here's hoping this series continues for a full arch or two.
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Intriguing and well written. Looking forward to next volume.
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Excellant book. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read