View Single Post
Old 05-17-2011, 12:19 AM   #9424
ATDrake
Wizzard
ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 6,021
Karma: 14705828
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Roundworld
Device: Kindle 2 International & Sony PRS-T1
Finished Changeless, 2nd in Gail Carriger's spoofy steampunk paranormal Victorian semi-satire investigative Parasol Protectorate/Alexia Tarabotti series.

This was considerably less deliberately silly than the first, and had a quite decent actual plot and a bit more in the way of characterization, though it was still fairly light in the latter regard.

Also had rather less of the "alpha couple" pawing at each other and as predicted, the gist of the story has settled from being romance-y to action adventure-y now that they've gotten it mostly out of their systems.

While the "mystery" wasn't really a solvable sleuthy one where you can figure out from clues given but rather the type where you follow the heroine as she follows the breadcrumb trail, it was a fairly good whatsbehindit which made sense in the context of what had been previously established in the setting.

I rather liked the gaslight gadget technobabble in this one. And the visit to uncouth and barbarous Scotland, where people (shock!) serve haggis for supper and ladies (swoon!) openly discuss their actual ages in polite company!

More serious and less of a spoof than the first volume in the series would lead you to expect, but still entertainingly tongue-in-cheek.

Recommended if you like tongue-in-cheek paranormal steampunk investigative Victorian semi-satires. With gadget-laden parasol whacking action.
ATDrake is offline   Reply With Quote