Just a middle-brow reader who loves a good story, recipe or how-to.
This second entry in The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire series is well worth the read. Elizabeth Barnabus, intelligence gatherer and fugitive from justice, returns as the narrator and main character. Also returning are various characters including Julia Swain, now more friend than pupil and proving herself to be a worthy partner in intrigue for Elizabeth.
Unseemly Science picks up some few months after the end of The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter, with Elizabeth again dressed as her twin brother on her way to see a hanging. Death is an even more prevalent theme this time, and Elizabeth's peril seems even greater as political machinations threaten to send her back to the Kingdom and into the clutches of the Duke of Northampton.
5 out of 5 stars with a high recommendation to anyone who has read the first book of the series. If not, I would definitely recommend they be read in order. Great for fans of Steampunk, character and plot-driven stories, alternate history, mystery, or a well-written adventure tale.
This review refers to a free ebook copy read courtesy of the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. My full review may be read at my Wordpress blog: http://wp.me/p5Tcfi-F