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Monday, May 20, 2019

A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones by Claire Robyns



A Matter of Circumstance and Celludrones

Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published September 24th 2012




Goodreads synopsis:
A Victorian Steampunk/Paranormal adventure with strong elements of romance...

Lady Lily d'Bulier is prim, proper, and prefers to think of herself as pragmatic rather than timid. And avoiding life-threatening situations at all costs is just plain practical. But everything changes when Lord Adair tracks her down in London; searching for answers he seems to think she has.

Greyston Adair is a blackguard and a smuggler, although British Customs will have to catch him red-handed to prove the latter. Fortunately, the dirigibles they float around in have never been able to get near his air dust.

Hell is rising, One Demon at a Time...

With Lady Ostrich hunting them, and the mystery of how their lives tie back to Cragloden Castle and the powerful McAllister clan, Lily has no option but to throw propriety to the wind and run off with Greyston to Scotland, away from the immediate danger and toward possible answers.

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5 Stars

I have never read a book in the steampunk genre before and I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It was exciting and interesting, The setting is really captivating. And I wonder as I read how is it possible that society is so backward? They are still dressing like the Victorian era but they have flying machines and the ability to time travel by just using their mind.

This feels like the beginning of a series. And indeed, it is. I would have liked to see some romance in this book  but there really wasn’t any of that. It was mostly implied. I think it would have helped it some. But I sense that may come in future books.

The characters and mystery aspects were compelling and kept me reading until the end.

Quite a lovely and thrilling tale of how lives come together even when some don’t want the past to be revealed.

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I purchased this book with my own money.

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