My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Steampunk Tales Free – #1 by G.D.Falksen
As an introduction to the peculiar world of Steampunk fiction, I suppose this is as good as any other offering.
There is one very annoying trait in Steampunk that really gets to me and that is the peculiar affectation employed by Steampunk authors of referring to their protagonists by maddeningly shortening the names of their protagonists, not to mention the year they are talking about, by, in the case of the protagonists, only using the capital letter of the person’s surname, and regarding the year, by only using the first two numbers of the year.
There is one other matter which grates with me personally, and that is the overly worded narrative employed in the first person.
Would this book encourage me to read any more Steampunk stories? Decidedly no. Definitely not my cup of tea…