The Bullet-catcher's Daughter

The Bullet-catcher's Daughter

Being Volume One of the Fall of the Gas-lit Empire

Book - 2014
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Finalist for the 2014 Phillip K. Dick Award

Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life - as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus.

But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better...

File Under :  Fantasy
Publisher: Nottingham [England] : Angry Robot, 2014.
ISBN: 9780857665300
Characteristics: 373 p.


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Nov 01, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Elizabeth Barnabus is a gutsy young girl willing to go the extra mile to find out the truth, with help in unexpected people who care about her. I was hoping that she developed a relation with John Farthing.

Jun 09, 2015

This is a steampunk mystery novel about cross dressing. If that doesn't just scream "Awesome" to you, then I can't really do much for you. It requires a sizeable suspension of disbelief in order to buy the premise of a sort of Victorian social stagnation lasting to the present day, but a very entertaining and engaging chase awaits those who can look beneath the surface. Highly recommended.

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