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.
So nice that this is a trilogy and not a longer more drawn out series. Everything wraps up satisfactorily & there are many unexpected twists & turns a..Show More »long the way. There is scope for more stories but from a fresh start. The only thing I don't understand is why there are airships on the cover as they aren't in the novel.