Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Steampunk/Historical Fantasy
Length: 311 pages
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Release Date: April 11, 2017)
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Treasure Chronicles
Source: eGalley from NetGalley for review
Rating: 4/5 stars
“An asylum patient has a cryptic vision: Clark will overthrow the presidency. She’s just insane…right?
When a clockwork lion kidnaps their daughter, Clark and Amethyst’s calm new life shatters. Hunting down the beast leads the Grishams and Treasures to a conspiracy not just against Clark, but also against the country.
The conspirators attacked their little girl. An offense like that can’t go ignored. With his old gang at his back, Clark is ready to take on an abandoned circus, dethroned royalty, a corrupt orphanage, and the presidency itself.”
I got this book to review through NetGalley. This was a good continuation of the Treasure Chronicles. The writing is well done, easy to read, and makes for a book that is hard to put down. There are a lot more politics/conspiracy and less steampunk adventure than in the previous two books; so I didn’t like it quite as much as the first two books. However, it was still an excellent read.
Time has past since the second book; Clark and Amethyst are well off and have a young daughter. I continue to enjoy Clark and Amethyst quite a bit, they are very fun characters to read about.
I was a bit disappointed that there aren’t a ton of steampunk elements in this book. We do get to venture through a clockwork circus which was neat. However, most of the story focused on a government conspiracy around the type of research and elixirs that gave Clark his special abilities.
Even though I don’t usually enjoy conspiracy novels with a lot of political content; Elizabeth’s writing flows beautifully and is very easy and engaging to read. I whipped right through this book and enjoyed it a lot.
Overall this was a good continuation of the Treasure Chronicles. I enjoyed the characters and the world. I was a bit disappointed on all the focus on conspiracy and the reduction of steampunky goodness. However this is still a very good read. I would recommend to those who enjoy historical fantasy with some adventure and paranormal elements.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Steampunk Reading Challenge