Thursday, October 29, 2015

Review: The Exile's Violin by R.S. Hunter


Publication: 9-17-12
Series: Tethy's Chronicles #1
Rating: 3 Cherries

Blurb: 

Why hire mercenaries to kill an innocent family just to obtain one little key?

That question haunts Jacquie Renairre for six years as she hunts down the people responsible for murdering her parents. Not even accepting an assignment to investigate a conspiracy that aims to start a war can keep her from searching for the key. Armed with her fathers guns and socialite Clay Baneport, she continues her quest for answers abroad.

With the world edging closer to disaster, Jacquie is running out of time to figure out how the war, the key, and ancient legend are intertwined. The fate of the world hinges on her ability to unravel both mysteries before its too late.



Like most steampunk books this is a richly detailed and wildly imaginative read.  The heroine is a little rough around the edges due to the hardships in her life but that makes her no less likable.  As I said this is a richly detailed book and with all that rich detailing you get very heavy world building.  Some times the world building kind of detracts from the actual character building.  I found myself jumping ahead in the story a few times just trying to find the point of any particular adventure.  If you like a big steampunk book with lots of details then this is the read for you.  I don't know if I would recommend it to someone who was new to the genre as I feel there are other books that give a better introduction to the steampunk world than this one.





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