Monday, January 18, 2016
Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders (Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin, #1)
author: Richard Ellis Preston Jr.
average rating: 3.59
book published: 2013
read at: 2016/01/18
date added: 2016/01/18
'Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders' by Richard Ellis Preston jr. is a pretty decent start to a series. Plus it's got the kind of swashbuckling swagger that seems to be lacking in much of the Steampunk genre, in my view.
Captain Romulus Buckle is captain of the airship the Pneumatic Zeppelin. The book launches you right into a rescue mission, so the action is afoot while you are meeting the other characters. What I loved most about this book is that a lot of these type of books have a great cover with a zeppelin on them, then that is barely part of the book. In this one, we get the steampunk equivalent of a Napoleonic naval story, but with "forgewalkers," "steampipers," and something to do with the planet Mars.
It feels a bit YA when it's all said and done, so it wasn't quite as satisfying as I'd hoped, but I do like the strange world that's been created, and the interesting characters that inhabit it. Count me in for the next installment.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Amazon Publishing, 47 North, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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