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The Iron Wyrm Affair (Bannon & Clare, Bk 1)
The Iron Wyrm Affair - Bannon & Clare, Bk 1 Author:Lilith Saintcrow Archibald Clare is a detective of truly uncanny abilities -- a mentath, capable of feats of deduction and logic that border on the supernatural. He is also abruptly, uniquely, the only unregistered mentath left alive in Londoninium. Someone has murdered the others and, if not for the timely intervention of the Prime sorceress Emma Bannon, there ... more »would have been no one left to stop... whatever is coming.
Mentaths and sorcerers are dying--or worse, being seduced into -- betraying Queen and Country. Bannon and Clare must uncover treachery, conspiracy, and sorcery of the blackest hue. And in a Britannia, where magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, time is short. The game is afoot...« less
I couldn't finish this book. I could barely start it. It's just a stupid rehash of every post feminist fantasy steampunk cliche I've ever seen. I gave it 70 pages and gave up.
I think a better medium for this story would be graphic novel, since it was the cover that sold me on the book. In a graphic novel, you'd have some nice art, a lot less pseudo-Victorian narrative to wade through, and you could finish it in twenty minutes. It's not worth a second more of anybody's life than that. I give it two stars for the cover.