“Wildly imaginative, full of marvelous details, humor, and grand adventures.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This was the first steampunk series I’d tried so far. And I quite liked it!
The span of the story across the four books is very well written. Even the sixteen-year gap between the second and third books doesn’t seem awkward.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world where cities are machines moving on wheels across the land, the story follows a young boy named Tom Natsworthy, a girl named Hester Shaw and a “stalker” known only as Shrike.
All of the cities are caught up in a race to become one of the world’s biggest. The story is neatly woven with love, politics, betrayals and some really good steampunk elements.