The Bookman (The Bookman Histories #1) - Lavie Tidhar7.14

A masked terrorist has brought London to its knees – there are bombs inside books, and nobody knows which ones. On the day of the launch of the first expedition to Mars, by giant cannon, he outdoes himself with an audacious attack.

For young poet Orphan, trapped in the screaming audience, it seems his destiny is entwined with that of the shadowy terrorist, but how?

Like a steam-powered take on V for Vendetta, rich with satire and slashed through with automatons, giant lizards, pirates, airships and wild adventure, The Bookman is the first of a series.

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Release date: January 7, 2010
Genres: fantasy, alternate historysteampunk
Average rating: 7.14/10
Total ratings: 7
Updated: August 18, 2021

The Bookman Histories :: Series

The Bookman (The Bookman Histories #1)7.14
Camera Obscura (The Bookman Histories #2)8.76
The Great Game (The Bookman Histories #3)

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9/10 |
April 08, 2013
'm a fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy. So, stepping into Steampunk can be both easy and trying. Fortunately I'm not so tied up with the harder form of science fiction. I think some contemporary authors of Hard Science Fiction take the hard part ...