Dahlquist, Gordon -- The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters: Volume One
Best title I've seen in a year. The book was okay. The opening scene
was promising: a young lady of quality (Victorian England) is politely
but obscurely dumped by her fiance. She falls into hopeless despair
for about half a page, and then is off furiously tracking him,
bluffing her way onto a train and then into a masked ball of
positively Goreyan decadence. If the narrative had stuck with her, I
think I would have loved it, but it cycles around through a fusty
doctor and a mercenary skullcracker, who aren't nearly as awesome.
There's plenty of gaslamp gonzo science, conspiracy, and villains with
Prussian accents, but I had a hard time staying interested. I might
read volume two, or I might not.
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