Dahlquist, Gordon -- The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters: Volume One

Best title I've seen in a year. The book was okay. The opening scene was promising: a young lady of quality (Victorian England) is politely but obscurely dumped by her fiance. She falls into hopeless despair for about half a page, and then is off furiously tracking him, bluffing her way onto a train and then into a masked ball of positively Goreyan decadence. If the narrative had stuck with her, I think I would have loved it, but it cycles around through a fusty doctor and a mercenary skullcracker, who aren't nearly as awesome. There's plenty of gaslamp gonzo science, conspiracy, and villains with Prussian accents, but I had a hard time staying interested. I might read volume two, or I might not.

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