That brings me to the ending of this book. Until her life-changing job offer from the staunchly Union Pinkerton Detective Agency. I love how Priest draws her here. Her short-lived marriage to a Union navy boy cast suspicion on those Southern loyalties, so her mid-forties found her unemployed, widowed and disgraced. The end of the world as we know it makes for an exciting wrap up to an epic steampunk series. I don't even mind her playing with history as some other readers do.
I might put together a more coherent review later read: this almost never happens but mostly I'm just overwhelmed and pleased as punch with the pitch perfect conclusion to this series. His new machine, the brilliant Fiddlehead, could calculate and predict events in the future based on simple facts. Another rollicking alternate history from Cherie Priest —Fiddlehead is the fifth book in the Clockwork Century steampunk series that started with Boneshaker. We do not have product details beyond that contained within this listing. Lincoln must keep Bardsley safe until he can finish his research, so he calls on his old private security staff to protect Gideon and his data. His new machine, the brilliant Fiddlehead, could calculate and predict events in the future based on simple facts.
Temas como racismo, a disputa norte e sul da guerra, os efeitos de uma guerra longa, e até alguns temas feministas foram abordados dentro da trama que corre veloz e furiosa! Fast page turning, tension driven story with not one, but two Civil War presidents involved, and cameos of characters from some of the other novels. All 5 of the previous books were printed I'm so sad that this is the last book in the Clockwork Century series for a while. Maria is a good detective, but with spies from both camps gunning for her, can even the notorious Belle Boyd hold the greedy warhawks at bay? Pelo menos, ela parou de espionar a Confederação de qualquer maneira. Although Priest was baptized into the , she has no further contact with the church and claims no religious affiliation. I think I wasn't in the mood for this. For all my complaints though, I'll miss these characters. I feel like read and saw it is an inevitabl Sadly, the last of the Clockwork Century novels.
And there wasn't nearly enough of her or her touted detective skills on display. Lincoln retired from leading the country after an attempt on his life, but is quite interested in Bardsley's immense data-processing capacities, confident that if people have the facts, they'll see reason and urge the government to end the war. My only gr This is the final full-length book to C. There are too many characters doing not enough interesting things. And as antagonists go, Haymes is just too one-dimensional for my taste. Cherie Priest is a wonderful and imaginative writer. Worse yet, they're trying to destroy his greatest achievement: a calculating engine called Fiddlehead, which provides undeniable proof of something awful enough to destroy the world.
Lincoln must keep Bardsley safe until he can finish his research, so he calls on his old private security staff to protect Gideon and his data. The characters are likable and easy to root for, and numerous figures from past books make their presence felt. Pinkerton respects her work, despite reservations about her lingering Southern loyalties. There is certainly room for Priest to return to this version of things in the future, and I hope she does, as some things are very nicely settled, while other things remain still to be resolved. Extraordinary, action-packed thriller that shows off the true meaning of steam-punk subgenre… Gideon Bardsley is a genius when it comes to inventing but being hunted by assassins is something he could not have predicted. By staying away from a core group of characters the world felt bigger and lacked those crazy coincidences that often plague series trying to get everyone back together.
These books are so interesting once I get into them so I have no idea why they are so hard to get into! She brings the long civil war to an end with an interesting use of historical figures. She moved around quite a bit as a child of an Army father, living in many places such as , , , and. Both man and machine are at risk from forces conspiring to keep the Civil War going and the money flowing. I would have difficulty deciding which story in the Clockwork Century saga I liked the most, but as a closing chapter, Fiddlehead does a fine job of tying it all together. And there wasn't nearly enough of her or her touted detective skills on display. Pinkerton respects her work, despite reservations about her lingering Southern loyalties.
We only get a few letters from characters left in Seattle, despite being the home of two out of the four books. It's possible that I may have enjoyed this more had I read Clementine first, but I haven't. It is late 1879, and the War Between the States is still raging. But that the story that it was ultimately telling was interesting and compelling. This could just be me, but parts of the book were boring.
Worse yet, they're trying to destroy his greatest achievement: a calculating engine called Fiddlehead, which provides undeniable proof of something awful enough to destroy the world. Worse yet, they're trying to destroy his greatest achievement: a calculating engine called Fiddlehead, which provides undeniable proof of something awful enough to destroy the world. Though there are a lot of characters who cross over from book to book, some casual while others are more impactful, each installment has its own stand alone quality. Quite frankly, any book that gives Mary Todd Lincoln a gun is great. While I enjoyed having set in New Orleans and other books set outside of Seattle, this was the first volume to be so very untethered to that ruined city. So I was 4 books and 2 novella's into this and saw she was supposed to wrap up the damn thing so, much like being that far into Niven's 'known space' series I really felt I had to read Fiddlehead and be done with it. Young ex-slave Gideon Bardsley is a brilliant inventor, but the job is less glamorous than one might think, especially since the assassination attempts started.