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The Affinity Bridge (Newbury & Hobbes Investigations, Bk 1)
The Affinity Bridge - Newbury & Hobbes Investigations, Bk 1
Author: George Mann
Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by unfamiliar inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city, while ground trains rumble through the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to carry out me...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780765323224
ISBN-10: 0765323222
Publication Date: 4/27/2010
Pages: 336
Edition: Reprint
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3.4 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Wonderfully quirky characters. A bizarre mystery in a very whimsical setting yet with dark undertones. I was quite surprised at the revelations and what the affinity bridge actually was. I really look forward to seeing where this series goes.
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George Mann is leading the way in the steampunk genre, and Affinity Bridge establishes his universe. The book is a fast, fun read, but has a major flaw. First, the buzz over the book is that Newbury is a character in the tradition of Sherlock Holmes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although there is a mystery to be solved, and England is troubled by murders. Hobbes and Newbury don't deduce much; they stumble onto the answers. Without giving anything away, the major crime involves mixing flesh and machinery in a creepy combination. The heroes don't ferret this out, but uncover it during an assault by the villain. If they were not attacked, the crime would never been solved. Having said that, the characters are enjoyable and the alternate universe is interesting. The chemistry between the two is good, and the twist at the end that Queen Victoria secretly manipulates their relationship is interesting. I will definitely read the rest of the series. Enjoy The Affinity Bridge but don't expect much mystery solving.


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