Not Less Than Gods

Not Less Than Gods

Book - 2010
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Recently returned from war, young Edward Anton Bell-Fairfax is grateful to be taken under the wing of the Gentleman's Speculative Society.  At the Society, Edward soon learns that a secret world flourishes beneath the surface of London's society, a world of wondrous and terrible inventions and devices used to tip the balance of power in a long-running game of high-stakes intrigue.  Through his intensive training Edward Anton Bell-Fairfax, unwanted and lonely boy, becomes Edward Anton Bell-Fairfax, Victorian super-assassin, fleeing across the Turkish countryside in steam-powered coaches and honing his fighting skills against clockwork opponents.

As Edward travels across Europe with a team of companions, all disguised as gentleman dandies on tour, he learns more about himself and the curious abilities he is gradually developing.  He begins to wonder if there isn't more going on than simple international intrigue, and if he and his companions are maybe part of a political and economic game stretching through the centuries.  But, in the end, is it a game he can bring himself to play?

Edward Anton Bell-Fairfax, the idealistic assassin. Perhaps the most dangerous man alive.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765318916
0765318911
Branch Call Number: FIC Baker 9254mv 1
Characteristics: 319 p.

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dscrimshaw
Dec 01, 2010

I don't think this book would be of much interest to anyone who isn't absorbed by Baker's Company series.

Unlike most of those, I didn't feel any engagement with the characters.

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c_anderson
Apr 24, 2010

It took longer to be absorbed into this novel than many of Kage Baker's other works - it's a good companion volume to the Company series, but not an integral part of that narrative.

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