December 4, 2010 - 1:37 am
Many thanks to the folks at the San Francisco Chronicle (via SFGate) for their mighty fine write-up of Dreadnought! Highlights include the following:
- It’s easy to poke fun at the Victorian affectations of steampunk, but Dreadnought has the propulsive power of a straight-ahead adventure story, and Priest handles the alternate history without needless frippery. Courageous, competent Mercy makes a compelling heroine, and the novel has much to say about the futility of war in any era. Dreadnought is tough but entertaining, another solid entry in a well-constructed series.