The Shadow Conspiracy II

The Shadow Conspiracy II

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by Phyllis Irene Radford
     
 

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The soul of the poet who would be king still seeks immortality — but will it find a home? And will that home be flesh or steel?

All new tales of adventure and intrigue in the age of steam, from the authors at Book View Café: Amy Sterling Casil, Judith Tarr, Irene Radford, Brenda Clough, Sue Lange, C.L. Anderson, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Maya…  See more details below

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The soul of the poet who would be king still seeks immortality — but will it find a home? And will that home be flesh or steel?

All new tales of adventure and intrigue in the age of steam, from the authors at Book View Café: Amy Sterling Casil, Judith Tarr, Irene Radford, Brenda Clough, Sue Lange, C.L. Anderson, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Nancy Jane Moore, Pati Nagle, Chris Dolley

Editorial Reviews

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“Shadow Conspiracy II” is a clear winner, with no uninteresting stories, and quite a few memorable ones...a good introductory read for those new to Steampunk.
Jessica Riddoch
When you find that you have been so engrosed in a tale that you miss a ferry docking you know that it is good.
Margaret Fisk
Where many have questioned whether the “punk” has lost its meaning in steampunk as the aesthetic gains more ground than the theme of poking into society’s corners, this collection will offer neither group a quibble.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012335883
Publisher:
Book View Cafe
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
The Shadow Conspiracy , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
863 KB

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Book View Café came together in March of 2008 around a group of authors (click here to see our complete author list) with a simple aim: to use the Internet to bring their work directly to their readers. It was already clear that a revolution was coming to the publishing industry and these authors wanted to help shape its course.

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The Shadow Conspiracy II 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
7hir7een More than 1 year ago
I think I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. I enjoy the steampunk genre, but did not enjoy all of the stories in this anthology. All of the short stories are loosely tied together, that is, they take place in the same world of automatons. I found that I was not a huge fan of them when I was reading this book. My favorite selections were those by Chris Dolley (charming and funny), Pati Nagle (intriguing and interesting characters) and Katharine Kimbriel. The others I found merely average or forgettable. One thing that bothered me was the inconsistencies with terminology, grammar and spelling. However, that is rather easily overlooked. If you like automatons and steampunk, you will probably enjoy this compilation. However, if you dislike either, I suggest you look elsewhere.
amaliv More than 1 year ago
Eleven short stories as an eBook Authors: CL Anderson, Maya Kaathyrn Bohnhoff, Amy Sterling Casil, Brenda W. Clough, Chris Dolley, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, Sue Lange, Nancy Jane Moore, Pati Nagle, Irene Radford, Judith Tarr. Interlinked steampunk stories including: automata with souls, airships, pirates, and sinister spymaster Lady Lovelace. These stories span the globe from America to Africa mainly focusing on the transference of souls into machine in various aspects. This is an entertaining addition to the genre. Easy to dip in and out of which is a plus point for readers new to this type of fiction.