This is a sweet metaphysical steampunk story set in Paris. There is no sex or violence, and the characters are charming, interesting and well-drawn. It’s confidently written and edited, and has an unpredictable plot—apart from the HEA, but then, it is a romance. It’s also a mystery and a thriller and just a jolly good story in a steampunk/alternate history setting. I read the whole series and loved every bit of it. It’s a truly unique mix of popular elements.
This part of the description gives you an idea of what it’s about:
“Amid clockwork spy devices, threats from a mysterious society who’ll stop at nothing to conceal their secrets, and plots from a guild bent on stealing them, Edward and Iris’s attraction sparks and gains momentum. But betrayal awaits them on the road from Paris to Rome—and the revolutionary discovery they seek could grind their hearts to pieces.
Warning: Contains a brilliant professor with a white-knuckle case of anxiety, a woman with an ahead-of-her-time spirit of adventure, real and made-up history, and a Grand Tour that serves up murder plots and secret temples along with wine, tea, and cream puffs. You may wish to pack your shovel along with your silks.”
5 stars. Recommended for steampunk lovers.
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