Silver Mirrors [NOOK Book]


As powerful magic comes creeping back, dangerous days are dawning…

Criminal Investigation Division inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko were lucky to make it out of their last mission alive. Since then, strange troubles have plagued the city of steam and shadows, apparently as a result of magic released during the CID inspectors’ desperate interruption of an ancient ...
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Silver Mirrors

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As powerful magic comes creeping back, dangerous days are dawning…

Criminal Investigation Division inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko were lucky to make it out of their last mission alive. Since then, strange troubles have plagued the city of steam and shadows, apparently as a result of magic released during the CID inspectors’ desperate interruption of an ancient ritual. The fabric of the world has been unsettled, and the Council has assigned Mikani and Ritsuko to investigate.

They soon discover that matters are worse than they imagined. Machines have developed minds of their own, cragger pirates are raiding the seas with relentless aggression, and mad elementals are running amok. As the chaos builds to a crescendo, Mikani and Ritsuko must fight a war on two fronts—and this time, they may not be able to turn the deadly tide…
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko, inspectors from the Criminal Investigation Division of a fantastical alternate Britain, managed to survive their last case (as detailed in Bronze Gods), but the cost is a plague of elementals run amok. As a mastermind hides in plain sight, possessed machines rampage, and pirates form a grand alliance, Ritsuko and Mikani unravel a conspiracy of silence, a dreadful secret underpinning the economy, and an unforgivable crime whose victims may claim the lives of every human in recompense. Spouses Ann and Andre Aguirre don’t hesitate to introduce elements whose resolution forces dramatic, irreversible changes on both the setting and the two protagonists. The story catapults the leads toward unexpected existential threats, requiring them to come to terms with shifts in their own relationship before it is too late. The solid mix of police procedural and magical adventure will satisfy urban fantasy fans. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698139664
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Series: An Apparatus Infernum Novel , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 75,330
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A.A. Aguirre, a pseudonym for husband-wife writing team Ann&Andres Aguirre, is the author of the Apparatus Infernum novels, including Bronze Gods. Ann specializes in compelling characters; Andres excels at meticulous worldbuilding. By day, she's a bestselling novelist, the USA Today bestselling author of the Sirantha Jax novels, the Dred Chronicles, and the Corine Solomon novels, and he is a pharmaceuticals tycoon. Together, they form Megatron. Or not. Actually, they write books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    A sequel full of steampunk, fairies, detectives, magic, and sexual tension.

    Silver Mirrors promises the same things Bronze Gods did: steampunk, urban fantasy, magic, mystery, flawless world-building, beautiful writing, and a wonderful detective duo. Much like Bronze Gods, it delivers all of it.

    Mikani and Ritsuko work to tie up the remaining loose ends of the happenings of the last book. Trains are screaming, vehicles are crashing themselves, boats are acting of their own volition. If that's not enough, while investigating, they stumble upon a conniving House lady, a cragger revolution, towns being burnt to cinders, a dangerous elemental war, and a literal dragon.

    Even with all the exciting alternate world and surprising, twisty plot, the main attraction of the book is the interesting relationship between Mikani and Ritsuko. Mikani is still roguish and charming and disheveled, and Ritsuko is still the pillar of their relationship; pragmatic and calming and clever, if less buttoned down. They trust each other above all others, but both find themselves noticing the other in a different light and maybe wanting more. Mikani falls into devestation and despair when he imagines facing life without Ritsuko, Ritsuko is immensely hurt when she believes he's left her behind. The book is chock full of unresolved romantic tension, but it's not in the spotlight.

    Saskia, ship captain, weather witch, and Mikani's former lover, introduced in the last book, plays a large role in this one, and an additional perspective to Mikani's and Ritsuko's. A shipful is introduced—large and charming Dr. Irahi Hu, irascible, first mate Mr. Ferro, spitfire boatswain Nellie Oliver, and the mysterious, sly, enigmatic clerk, who is so slippery I have forgotten his name.

    Silver Mirrors is an extraordinary sequel that clearly capable and close husband and wife author team Ann and Andres Aguire have written with incredible aplomb. I believe they really could form Megatron if they so desired am dI can't wait for their next book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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