I had no expectations when I bought this book but I was blown away! I loved it! The only bad part was getting to the end and realising that I wo have ..Show More »to wait for the next. I only finished it this afternoon and have already recommend it to three people.
As a second book in what must be at least a trilogy (more! please more!), it very honorably holds its ground. If there's less action and a bit mor..Show More »e 'exposé', it's only understandable.
I particularly liked the parts where the subtleties of life in Victorian London are explained. Details like smog or dogfights imbue the narrative with a particular atmosphere that thoroughly enriches the horrors that await the reader.
Overall, the quality of the writing is on par with the first book, but because of the need for some explanation and clarifications to be expected in relation with time-travel, it may *seem slightly less gripping* than its predecessor. It remains a very enjoyable book.
book three, and in all honesty it was so rambling and kind of boring I doubt I would have finished it if I hadn't felt an obligation to the trilogy! n..Show More »one of the action or suspense of the first too, just long confusing and with an irritating amount of narration. sorry!