Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Netherworld - Lisa Morton
At that point, Diana makes it her mission to close every gate in the world, and we get to go along on a journey to India, China, and America. It’s pretty fast paced from here, and the story actually wraps up pretty well at the end of this book, but this is Book 1 in a series, so I think it’s got the potential to be a good set up to some interesting stand alone adventures.
I think the thing I liked best about this book is that though it’s pretty much a steampunk book (it’s a Victorian setting – maybe not true steampunk because the technology isn’t tending in that direction, but the attitudes are), it’s not completely over the top anachronistic – I can see Lady Diana Furnaval actually living in Victorian times. Sure, she’d be considered eccentric, but I can see her there, something I don’t often get from a lot of other books of this type.