::sigh:: This is one of those books I had tremendously high hopes for, which, in the end, might have helped to contribute to some of the disappointment I felt in it. It was pleasant enough, to be sure, but seemed as though it could’ve been much more with only just a bit more attention to detail and a whole lot more editing.
I love steampunk. Love. It. And the author did a great job of fulfilling my expectations (for the length of the book) of the imaginative and magical clockwork devices and wondrous atmosphere of a good and sooty steampunk world.