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Or uare It s probable he wishes he had never come across the thin silver Hunter pocketwatch with strange black symbols around the dial That watch holds dangerous secrets which might be better left unlocked It xerts a strong influence though drawing people to it people that would kill to have it in their possession It is uickly apparent that uare should be very cautious about who he trusts The very city itself holds mysteries and surprises let alone characters such as GrimalkinThe Emperor of All Things is split into three parts The first is set in London with the watch and uare and plenty of sword fighting action The second part narrates a different older story about an obsession a monumental clocktower and a town cut off from the rest of the world Here the supernatural buzzes just out of view if you re lucky I wouldn t say it Doctor Illuminatus exactly makesverything clearer but this tale starts to The Real Witches Kitchen explain just what it is that is being meddled with The last section throws you back to London and what must be done to avert disaster Thend is not The End rather a pause to let the reader catch their breath in readiness for the second bookI was utterly baffled at times about what was going on but not in a bad way I really The Preachers Kid enjoyed both parts of the story The swashbuckling swordplay and unfamiliarfamiliar London were great fun and the slowly building menace of the cut off town was creepily good There are some moments of terror along the way and the price of owning the watch is very high indeed This is Book 1 of The Productions of Time and I wish I had Book 2 to hand because we are left hanging at thend I m not sure when the seuel is due for publication but sooner rather than later is my preference Read the Original Review The Emperor of All Things is one of the most fun reads I ve had so far in 2013 Very brilliant The Founding FieldsIt s not often I get to read a Steampunk novel but when I do I usually find them very O Testamento enjoyable His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman remains my favourite YA work of fiction to date and both Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin Smith and The Great Game by Lavie Tidhar have been strong reads I was very intrigued by the following blurb of The Emperor of All Thingsven if it is uite possibly one of the longest that I ve come across in a while Tempus Rerum Imperator Time Emperor of All Things The year is 1758 England is at war Gangbang Slut embroiled in a globe spanning conflict that stretches from her North American colonies to Europe and beyond And now after than two years of military and diplomatic setbacks the country itself is at risk Across the Channel the French prepare for an invasion an invasion rud to be led by none other than Bonnie Prince Charlie It seems the map of Europe is about to be redrawn again Yet beneath the surface behind the scenes another war is raging A war that will determine not just the fate of nations but of humanity itself Daniel uare is a journeyman in the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers an ancient guild whose royal charter confers absolute authority over the manufacture of timepieces But uare is than he seems He is a Regulator a member of anlite spy network within the guild a network devoted to searching out and claiming for England s xclusive use any horological innovation that could conceivably result in an advantage for Britain over her adversaries whether in business or in war It is just such a mission that brings him one moonlit night to "the London
TOWNHOUSE OF THE ECCENTRIC COLLECTOR LORD WICHCOTE BUT THERE of the ccentric collector Lord Wichcote But there finds than he "London townhouse of the ccentric collector Lord Wichcote But there he finds than he for A pocket watch possessed of seemingly impossible properties deadly properties that seem to have to do with magic than with any science familiar to uare or to his superiors in the guild Sir Thaddeus Wolfe Grandmaster of the Order and Theophilus Magnus head of the Most Secret and Exalted Order of Regulators But the strange watch has drawn the attention of others as well The mysterious masked thief known only as Grimalkin and a French spy and cold blooded killer who seeks to bring the prize back to his mastersSoon uare finds himself following a trail of intrigue and murder that leads far from the world he knows into an otherwhere of dragons and demigods in which nothing is as it seems time least of allThe Emperor of All Things takes place in 1785 a very different period to what you ll have come across if you ve studied that area of history for it is a time filled with all sorts of fantasy lements magic dragons stuff that is unexplained and makers of clocks that are then they appear The book itself is divided into three with the opening act taking place in London focusing on uare and a lot of fighting with swords whilst the second part of the tale takes us through an older story dealing with a colossal clock tower a town stranded from the rest of the world and an obsession whilst the third and final act will take the readers back to London to The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) end a book that I ve already stated as one of the most fun reads of 2013 so farThe first part of the novel for me is the interesting one as the description above suggests this tale drags the reader on anxciting journey through London in 1785 and deals with spies secret societies and as mentioned above lots of sword fighting The pace as a result moves along at a lightning fast pace which doesn t relent throughout the Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, entire book allowing for a page turning read However in some parts The Emperor of All Things gets ahead of itself and in order to understand what s going on you have to flick back a few pages and re read themThe second act of the novel for me is probably the weakest in that it just didn t work for me as well as the first and the last acts did The fast paced actions that were common throughout them were cast aside in favour of antertaining A Fairly Honourable Defeat element of the novel and whilst this book may be bursting with imaginative content it sometimes comes across as a bit too bizarre for my tastes at least in this part of the book I get the fact that this is meant to be Steampunk and bizarre ideas are commonplace see The Great Game but there is a lineThankfully though I was allowed to return to uare s adventures before thend of the book and was swept a long at an awes. Company of Clockmakers an ancient guild whose royal charter confers absolute authority over the manufacture of timepieces But uare is than he seems He is a Regulator a member of an lite spy network within the guild a network devoted to searching out and claiming for England's xclusive use any horological innovation that could conceivably result in an advantage for Britain over her adversaries whether in business or in war It is just such a mission that brings him one moonlit night to the London townhouse of the ccentric collector Lord Wichcote But there he finds than he bargained for A pocket watch possessed of seemingly impossible properti. Courtesy of Random House UK via NetgalleyI had no idea what to xpect from this book when I first started it but whatever it was I got it It s a combination of Neil Gaiman s Neverwhere steampunk and high fantasy In a world obsessed with timekeeping it s great to see things thrown on their heads clocks are no longer instruments which humans have mastery over but are gateways to their potential destruction It s terrifying but somewhat philosophical in a metaphorical sense and this novel really made me think about something I hadn t thought about before in terms of time and the creation of the universe and also of how it relates to us the ways a clock showing the wrong time disorients us and makes us uncomfortable Time the fourth dimension in this novel is captured and woven into a fantasy novel that is interesting to read uare our protagonist is a Who would have thought that the life of a clockmaker could be so The Man Without a Face exciting Possibly the most original adventure I have been on in a long time 35 timely starz because this freaky book surely has some merits but then again sadly the idea is better than thexecution I do not mind freakishness in books but this one was a sort of dragging freak that took a really long time to gain momentum view spoiler Divinely Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) elicited bonerz andjaculations aside hide spoiler 410 Far too descriptive You can skip paragraphs and still know what is going on which is what I did for the last half of it An Gone (Gone, ending that wasn t anndingAND WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH PEOPLE RANDOMLY HAVING ERECTIONS AND EJACULATING For a thorough review check Mark s from sffworld belowhttpwwwgoodreadscomreviewshowI do not disagree with the presentation of the book as it s fairly accurate just that for me it did not work so well for two reasons to start with we are dropped into a comedic situation typical of the 19th century swashbuckler novels Threads Of The Shroud except that here we are supposed to take it seriously and it simply lacks the panache for that later when the novel becomes fantastic and it transforms into a London with supernatural stuff I just shrugged as I am not a fan of such There is narrativenergy so I kept turning the pages while the sort of steampunk stuff in the beginning is intriguing but in the first half the book lacks the All Seated on the Ground exuberance needed for such to be reallynjoyable see Lavie Tidhar Bookman series for how to write this kind of stuff well while in the second part the book goes in a direction I did not care for This would have to take the prize for one of the worst written books I ve read in a while There is a half decent story in here but it s probably better suited to being a graphic novel or a CG heavy fantasy film as most of this text is devoted to scene descriptions and dialogueOOOH the dialogue This is hilariously bad It sounds like something by a ren faire ham or out of the mouth of an all too Untitled. earnest reveler at a steam punk cosplay convention It s so packed with fake Brit idioms I wondered if the author had written this after an all night session of Downton Abbey on GTs channeling Dick Van Dyke s bad Poppins chimchiminey sweep guvThere are a lot of folk giving this thing 4 and 5 stars So I m wondering if I ve missed the point of this book and the genre in general I have found most books in the Steam punk genre and this cog fetish spin off are little better than badly written fanfic Perhaps that s actually the point Maybe this is a type of community art made by and read by the cosplayers Maybe all the usual clich tropes have to be rolled out inach and Wiring every one of these works and celebrated in all their silliness clockwork limbs the girl who does boy stuff better than the boys the fop who hides secret skills the dirigibles or in this case the personal flotation device the gears the cogs the clockwork a bit like a Punch and Judy show or a trag Christmas panto We know all the badly choreographed moves by heart but we still come back to relish themvery year Perhaps this genre is simply an affirmation celebration of a community s consensual hallucination There is a good idea for a story hidden somewhere in this book if only it wasn t so badly done Roughly two thirds of the book is back story and when in the last 3rd things start to This review is from And Then I Read A Book Welcome to 1758 a tumultuous time in English history a time of war and invasion fears Also a time of reason and Enlightenment as knowledge blossomed And a time of magic the unexplained fearsome dragons and treacherous clockmakers Hang on something s not uite right there this is not the 1758 I ve read about in history books In The Emperor of All Things time is taking a different turnWe begin in an attic overflowing with timepieces all slightly out of sync with Against All Odds each other and there is a hint of alchemy around the room A curious mouse runs amongst the objects a grey clad thief slips silently through the window and anlegantly dressed gentleman Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage emerges from within a clock A battle of wits turns uickly into one of swords and pistols as Lord Wichcote defends his property against the infamous Grimalkin But Grimalkin gets the prize andscapes only to have it stolen by yet another intent on owning it We re uickly led to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers where Daniel uare is a journeyman and Regulator He is part of the Most Secret and Exalted Order of Regulators whose mission it is to nforce standards of timepieces whilst searching for technological innovations to appropriate in the name of the King It "is uare who wrests the prized watch from Grimalkin but despite his success he is still in the unenviable position "uare who wrests the prized watch from Grimalkin but despite his success he is still in the unenviable position having to xplain himself to his two masters uare s position with the company is made very difficult by his split loyalties Grandmaster Wolfe is the head of the Company and has been for decades He is a conventional man doing things the Company way Master Magnus is an innovator who works amongst chaos and cats uare s sensibilities are with Magnus but he tries to please both The successful completion of his mission
HASN T LEFT EITHER MAN COMPLETELYt left Against All Odds either man completely and he seems to have fallen foul of Magnus servant tooNot to worry things are about to get much much worse Tempus Rerum Imperator Time Emperor of All Things The year is 1758 England is at warmbroiled in a globe spanning conflict that stretches from her North American colonies to Europe and beyond And now after than two years of military and diplomatic setbacks the country itself is at risk Across the Channel the French prepare for an invasion an invasion rud to be led by none other than Bonnie Prince Charlie It seems the map of Europe is about to be redrawn again Yet beneath the surface behind the scenes another war is raging A war that will determine not just the fate of nations but of humanity itself Daniel uare is a journeyman in the Worshipful.