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" Saintcrow scores a hit with this terrific Steampunk series that rockets through a Britain-that-wasn't with magic and industrial mayhem with a firm nod to Holmes. Genius and a rocking good time."—Patricia Briggs on The Iron Wyrm Affair
"Saintcrow melds a complex magic system with a subtle but effective steampunk society, adds fully-fleshed and complicated characters, and delivers a clever and highly engaging mystery that kept me turning pages, fascinated to the very end."—Laura Anne Gilman on The Iron Wyrm Affair
"Innovative world building, powerful steam punk, master storyteller at her best. Don't miss this one....She's fabulous. "—Christine Feehan on The Iron Wyrm Affair
"Lilith Saintcrow spins a world of deadly magic, grand adventure, and fast-paced intrigue through the clattering streets of a maze-like mechanized Londonium. The Iron Wyrm Affair is a fantastic mix of action, steam, and mystery dredged in dark magic with a hint of romance. Loved it! Do not miss this wonderful addition to the steampunk genre."—Devon Monk on The Iron Wyrm Affair
"Lilith Saintcrow's foray into steampunk plunges the reader into a Victorian England rife with magic and menace, where clockwork horses pace the cobbled streets, dragons rule the ironworks, and it will take a sorceress' discipline and a logician's powers of deduction to unravel a bloody conspiracy."—Jacqueline Carey on The Iron Wyrm Affair
Posted May 31, 2013
I'm in love with this series! Engaging, entertaing, just truely fantastic...every bit as good as the first if not even better. Bravo! My only question is...how long to the next installation?
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Posted May 21, 2013
I have had this day circled on my calendar for months now, and this was well worth the wait. Very engaging continuation of the series!
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Posted November 2, 2013
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite
First of all, this review may be a little biased. I am, after all, one of the most devoted bloggers to all things Steampunk! That being said, I ADORED the Red Plague Affair. It took me a long time to warm up to book one in the series, The Iron Wyrm Affair, but once Lilith Saintcrow hooks you, she does it for good.
In The Red Plague Affair, Bannon and Clare are back in the saddle. They obviously have some sexual/romantic chemistry with some amazingly tense moments, but alas, no cigar. I guess I will have to wait it out for book three. As for the plot, wow...what a read! Sometimes it is very confusing to jump right into the inexorably blended Steampunk world of a mechanical, science-fiction based, historical fiction novel unless you are already a fan of one of the genres. However, there was a very intense amount of detailing in this book. You get vast expanses of imagery, intricate descriptions of action scenes and events, and you really gain a wonderful view of the world building. If I had one criticism, it was that the character development didn't move anywhere from book one. Bannon and Clare are truly cool characters, yes, but you still want to see them learn, struggle, and grow throughout a series. They seem to have done most of their growing in book one, developmentally speaking.
I was truly held captivated by the suspense and twists within the novel. One of the things that I LOVED was the feeling that time was running out and that things weren't going to end well. What a thrill!
Posted July 4, 2013
Lilith seems to be trying out a new writing style that is more literate than the Valentine or Kismet books. Its not too bad and if she comes out with another Bannon and Clare I will probably buy it. cmtWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 22, 2013
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Posted September 17, 2013
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