Much improved from book 3.
Too big an investment of time for too little return.
Doesn't quite reach the same depths of darkness that are shown in the best of her prior work,
A reasonable if not stellar steampunk fantasy.
A fantasy written by someone with only a passing familiarity with the genre.
well worth picking up.
While the writing is clever, it's not clever enough.
Well worth reading if you're looking for well-written fantasy.
For fans of Mervyn Peake and steampunk.
If you enjoy Julian May and epic fantasy, skip this series.
Not worth it.
Ms. Marcellas is so concerned with her world's politics as to bore a reader to tears