KEEP CALM AND STEAMPUNK ON
The whole of Victorian London knows there is something not quite right about the Lady Verity Hart. She may be the daughter of an MP and the sister of famed inventor Lord David Hart, but she is a spinster whose own father threatens to send her to the madhouse every fortnight. Because Society is correct-Verity Hart is no lady. If they suspected how quick with a quip she is, let alone the majority of her brother’s ingenious machines were her design, the sale of fainting couches would double.
Verity requires one herself when her beloved brother is kidnapped by vampyres in the dead of night. With the aid of an aggravating, rude American bounty hunter with a secret of his own, Verity takes to land, sea, and even air to rescue the only person who could ever love and truly accept her. Or is he?
Part One of Five includes:
Chapter One- The Notorious Count Orrlock Has A Ball
Chapter Two- When Worlds Collide
I really, really dug the opening act to this world. Being a serialized novel, we don’t get any resolution to anything, but the framework laid out is fascinating. Verity is a woman ahead of her time, and her family (with the exception of her brother) treats her abominably because of it.
I get the feeling the American is more that he seems (a counterpoint to the vampyres, methinks) and the various characters who pop up are all intriguing in their own way.
Honestly, I liked it enough to consider splurging on the box set of part one. I am very curious to see how things turn out. ALWAYS GOOD!