Steampunk Rat - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story (Steampunk)

Steampunk Rat - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story (Steampunk)

by Madeleine Holly-Rosing
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Steampunk Rat - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Escherton-Author More than 1 year ago
It would be quite easy to dismiss "Steampunk Rat" by Madeline Holly-Rosing as just another piece of genre fiction and pass it by without reading it. To do so would be a mistake. In a mere forty-six pages, using the elements of the "steampunk" genre, Ms. Holly-Rosing has woven a fascinating tale, an unwithering look at the attitudes and dynamics of the uppermost class of the type which gained Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte such enduring fame. The story itself follows a young man, a genius inventor with a soft heart, who has earned the ire and disapprobation of his powerful grandmother by being uninterested in business, wealth and power. His compassion for an alley rat struck by the family carriage which stimulates the construction of two marvelous artificial legs for the rat earns the special wrath of his grandmother and his finding of a flaw in his grandfather's magnificent ship design earns him her contempt. Nevertheless, Jonathan uses the rat to save the day during a major crisis and also demonstrates to the upper crust that perhaps compassion, respect and justice might achieve far more than contempt, command and control. A fascinating read for all, not just steampunk fans. 8.9 out of 10.