(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I nearly wasn’t able to finish reading this book, because it got wedged down the side of the sofa. I managed to extricate it, though.
Ideally, I’d give this book 3.5 stars. The plot was entertaining and kept me engaged throughout the course of the book. There were a few times that I got confused with some of the characters, though.
This was a fairly interesting alternative world imagining of that time period. I liked seeing the different types of science and technology that was used. I would have liked to see more of the airships and how they differed to normal airplanes.
I did like quite a few of the soldier characters in this and it was interesting to see the similarities between Sullivan and Faulke, the only real difference in them being the side they were on.
There were some really creepy moments in this book, especially with the experiments. The descriptions of those were really well-written… and very disturbing.
I would have liked a bit more background on the enemy and some evidence that there are good and bad people on both sides in a war.
I probably would read the other book/s in this series at some point in the future. This was a fairly quick, easy read and there were interesting characters whose fates I cared about. I’d like to see more of those characters and the world in general.