Author: Kate Elliott
Published: September 2nd 2010 by Orbit
Source: Personal Copy
Description: It is the dawn of a new age... The Industrial Revolution has begun, factories are springing up across the country, and new technologies are transforming in the cities. But the old ways do not die easy. “I was not a bard or a djeli or an historian or a scribe and I was certainly not a sage, but that didn't mean I wasn't curious…” Young Cat Barahal thinks she understands the world she lives in and her place in it, but in fact she is merely poised, unaware, on the brink of shattering events. Drawn into a labyrinth of politics involving blood, betrayal and old feuds, she will be forced to make an unexpected and perilous journey in order to discover the truth, not just about her own family but about an ancient secret lying at the heart of her world. Cat and her cousin Bee are part of this revolution. Young women at college, learning of the science that will shape their future and ignorant of the magics that rule their families. But all of that will change when the Cold Mages come for Cat. New dangers lurk around every corner and hidden threats menace her every move. If blood can't be trusted, who can you trust? From one of the genre's finest writers comes a bold new epic fantasy in which science and magic are locked in a deadly struggle.
I Give This ...
DNF (Did Not Finish)
I've seen this pop up many times and couldn't make up my mind about it. But then it came up for free on kindle and jumped. I finally thought I would dive into it, but had a hard time with the story.
If you've read any past reviews of mine, especially those that have a steampunk theme, you know I'm hit or miss with the genre. I just don't connect with the idea for some reason. I think I have to really like the story in order to get past some of the elements. I just couldn't do that here. I was really looking forward to this book too! I made 1/4 of the way through when I realized I had no idea what was going on. I was having a really hard time just picking up the book to read. I decided to let it go. Maybe one day I will come back to it
I'm so wary about steampunk. I really want to enjoy the genre and just can't seem to get past some of the elements to the story. I have no idea why. I'm sure I'll try it again someday.