I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. The romance part of this steampunk detective novel didn't give me much, but the world building is artistic a..Show More »nd it's character vivid. Aerial rescues by our winged Icarus heroine set in a magnificent city of multiple levels of wires, clockwork machinery and lighter-than-air metals. The narration is great and quite pleasant to listen to, my only gripe with it is that in stressful situations Kate Rudd portrays Taya as somewhat whiny whereas I instead imagined her to be made of stronger stuff.
Listen to the Sample. It gives, unlike many other audiobooks, a very decent preview of the book.
I loved, and I mean LOVED clockwork heart. I wished for a sequel even though I didn't expect one and had horribly high expectations. Maybe that..Show More »'s why I felt a bit disappointed in Clockwork Lies. Although Cristof and Taya are married now it seemed like there wasn't much in the story that had them working together. I got a real Taya = Lone Ranger feel, and although the most action centered around her in the last book, I felt she had a lot more help from friends and neighbors. Also, - and this will sound weird - I disliked the villain. I don't want to give away the surprise so I will say that the villain as a general idea was good, but the specific people didn't work for me.
That being said, its definitely worth a read, or listen whichever you prefer. This one says that it's book 2 so I'm hoping a book 3 will come along soon. I also loved what this book does with Captain Ancathra (sp?) and its worth a read for that alone.