- Verlag: Angry Robot
- New ed
- Seitenzahl: 352
- Erscheinungstermin: 20. August 2014
- Abmessung: 195mm x 128mm x 30mm
- Gewicht: 340g
- ISBN-13: 9780857665294
- ISBN-10: 0857665294
- Artikelnr.: 40716977
"I was completely caught up in her adventure and her plight. I think steampunk readers and fantasy/sci-fi readers will enjoy this one, so I'm recommending it for them even though (and to some extent because) its use of steampunk is a bit different. I found it to be a refreshing change from more formulaic steampunk novels."
"A detective story with a difference ... Chapters begin with quotes from the legendary Bullet-Catcher's Handbook, phrases that introduce not only the idea of illusion that pervades the novel, but also the author's sly humour. [Duncan's misdirection is] subtly and well done, all the way through the book, right to a neat little twist at the end, a play on the title that had me nodding in approval. Each [character] is vividly portrayed, lively enough to feel like the heroes of their own stories, all with distinctive voices; it's always a good sign when you find yourself reading dialogue out loud, rolling your lips and tongue around the words. Rod Duncan's talent has combined inventive plot and characterisation to create a smart, amusing and fascinating tale that had me reading long into the night."
"It's all steampunk and circus wonder as we follow the adventures of Elizabeth Barnabas.The double crosses along the way keep the plot tight and fun, and the conclusion sets us up nicely for book two."
-The Washington Post, Best New Science Fiction and Steampunk