February 12th, 2012
I started this omnibus containing three books a while back (maybe over a year ago). It looked vaguely amusing, a mix of steampunk with a bit of Holmesian (not sure about the Bond influence, it feels more Holmesian to me). The book was entertaining through Act 1 of the first story, then the obvious references to modern day’s political issues (i.e., anti-terrorism acts) felt a tad trite.
Since I was also still in the midst of plowing through a few other series that were quite good, I put this book aside for later. I’m now in the mood for a bit of the Holmesian, so I’ll give this book another go. At the very least, I’ll try to finish reading the first book, Unnatural History. If this story proves to be more adventurous than political by the end, then I’ll decide whether or not to read the other two books in this omnibus.