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The Queen's Martian Rifles based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
What I liked: This was my first steampunk novel, and I was a little reluctant to read it. What I found, however, was a completely original, eclectic story – including travel to Mars! – with a pleasantly twisting plot and characters I really got into. The story moves quickly, and doesn’t take too long to be told. What I didn’t like: There is some religious stuff that I could have done without. Doesn’t detract from the story, though. In sum: This book convinced me that steampunk isn’t a genre to scared of. If you’re considering it, this is a good one to start with.
This is steam punk at its best. The story in my opinion is a cross between Kipling and H. Rider Haggard in style. It was recommended to me by a friend that knows I like Kipling. I liked it so much that I bought a copy for my mother the English professor. Read it with a friend and mark each instance of a Kipling and Victorian literature reference. The person finding the most wins. If that is too much trouble, just read it for fun.