The Iron Wyrm Affair

The Iron Wyrm Affair

Book - 2012
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Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn't help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen.

In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.

The game is afoot..
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Publisher: New York : Orbit, ©2012
ISBN: 9780316201261
Branch Call Number: SF SAI
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 21 cm.

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lasmith55 Nov 15, 2014

Although the premise of witchery, steampunk and fantasy was enticing this book was long on description, mostly of fog, and short on character development.
Not sure if I'll try another book by this author.

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Eosos
Jun 06, 2014

The story felt very much like a re-imagined, magical, steampunk Sherlock Holmes tale. This was enjoyable because of those references and because I love Sherlock Holmes but in the end it was still just an average, typical Victorian set adventure story with a female action hero and a brainy man duo.

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izzyb14
Jun 16, 2013

Bah. I like other books by this author (under other names) but I just could not get into this! The old fashioned formal writing style alone was super annoying to try and make sense of.

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sunny101877
Dec 17, 2012

Steam punk is NOT my thing. I tried because I love this author (under all pen names) but this book could not catch my interest.

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QuilterKat
Nov 26, 2012

While the story was fun, this book felt like the second in a series, not the first--there were a lot of times that things were not very well explained and I found myself guessing about what the author meant.

I would have liked more details about the differences between our "real" world and the author's alternate world. Unfortunately the lack of explanation made a lot of the imaginative things jarring in the storyline.

I'm hoping a second book in the series will explain a lot more.

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oxenford
Sep 06, 2012

Gripping, exciting read. Loved the Holmes tribute in the character of Archibald Clare, very cleverly written. Can't wait until the next book!!

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oxenford
Sep 06, 2012

oxenford thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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