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Whitechapel Gods [NOOK Book]

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A thrilling new Steampunk fantasy from a talented debut author

TWO GODS-ONE CHANCE FOR MANKIND

In Victorian London, the Whitechapel section is a mechanized, steam-driven hell, cut off and ruled by two mysterious, mechanical gods-Mama Engine and Grandfather Clock. Some years have passed since the Great Uprising, when humans rose up to fight against the machines, but a few ...
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Overview

A thrilling new Steampunk fantasy from a talented debut author

TWO GODS-ONE CHANCE FOR MANKIND

In Victorian London, the Whitechapel section is a mechanized, steam-driven hell, cut off and ruled by two mysterious, mechanical gods-Mama Engine and Grandfather Clock. Some years have passed since the Great Uprising, when humans rose up to fight against the machines, but a few brave veterans of the Uprising have formed their own Resistance-and are gathering for another attack. For now they have a secret weapon that may finally free them-or kill them all...


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The Whitechapel neighborhood of Victorian London has fallen under the control of a pair of mechanical "gods" and sits behind an impenetrable wall. Once an Uprising failed to break the tyranny of the Boiler Men, but now another resistance movement is growing-this one with a secret weapon that might free them or destroy the city. Peters's first novel evokes the grittiness of industrial dystopia, adding an element of the supernatural that gives an eerie twist to a familiar venue. A good addition to most dark fantasy collections.


—Jackie Cassada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101212837
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 763,230
  • File size: 375 KB

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

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    My First Foray Into "Steam Punk"

    This was my first foray into the "steam punk" genre of SciFi/Fantasy. I found it to be a worthwhile read. The characters were very beleivable given the situation they found themselves in. I found the "gods" Mama Engine and Grandfather Clock to be the most fascinating characters. I've always been interested in characters that are precieved as evil when in my opinion they are simply entities that have no "human morals" so they do what they need to survive. I'm not sure how much of this review anyone may find helpful, but here you go.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Very different, very good.

    This book has me searching for steampunk everywhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    Wonderful introduction to steampunk

    Although I'd been interested in the steampunk genre for a few months before getting this book, this was the first steampunk novel I read, and if I wasn't hooked on the genre before, I certainly was when I finished. The characters are likable, the plot is engaging, the story is extremely original, and there is even the slightest hint of romance- which is as of yet uncommon for steampunk. Not to mention I couldn't help but smile every time I looked at the cover. The only negative I can think of with this book is that the settings are so wild and so original that Peters obviously had trouble describing them, because I found at various points throughout that I couldn't quite envision what was happening. Other that that, this was a FANTASTIC book which I would recommend to anyone interested in the steampunk genre.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

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    I'm a huge fan of Steampunk, the cover is the best Steampunk cover ever made, the plot had 5 stars in creativity and inventiveness, I was salivating in anticipation when I saw it on the shelve and, and... Nothing. If only there was a story things would have gone better for me. The whole book was plain boring, the characters were flat and nothing really happens, Oliver and his team are always "on a mission" but never really fulfiling anything. It keeps jumping from one character to the other, but nothing is of vital importance to keep the readers attention. The atmosphere was indeed spooky, but I wish the author took more time describing The Stack. My conclusion is that the author is full of brilliant ideas, he only needs to add depth to his characters and develop a story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2010

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    COOL COVER

    This book has such a cool cover, but it such a slow book. I struggled through it. It's a Steampunk book (what all the cool kids are reading). There's spies, double agents, triple agents....
    I didn't hate it. Just expected more.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Innovative

    Whitechapel in Victorian London is no longer a part of Great Britain and hasn¿t been since 1877 when the wall came up making it a separate entity. It is ruled by two mechanical beings Grandfather Clock and Mama Engine both of whom have no regards for humanity. They are able to turn men, women and children into half human half machines who keep humanity and are backed up by the Boiler Men who were never human to begin with but are nevertheless thinking warlike machines.---------------- When humanity rebelled in the Uprising, the death toll was in the thousands. Humanity post Uprising lives in squalor under the rule of Baron Hume who rules humanity. His underling John Sacred, in love with Mama Engine devises a way to kill Grandfather Clock and gives the schematics of the device to Aaron, a member of the underground. He and his two men are caught but he passes the papers to one of his men who falls, several feet unable to die. He waits for someone to get the papers and put him out of his missing and members of the resistance do but building the device and putting it into Grandfather clock seems impossible then there is the question of destroying Mama Engine.----------- Whitechapel is an inconvenient truth of a neighborhood of twisted building, polluted air that comes from the many factories of Mama Engine¿s great projects. It is a surrealistic scene out of Dante¿s Inferno except for the fact that most of the residents are humans. There are many heroes in this book, willing to die if it means destroying the two mechanical gods. S.M. Peters is an author whose work is so refreshingly original the audience will be on the lookout for future societal satires from him.-------------- Harriet Klausner

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