One final week to go, and the Janus Affair will be out—not just in paperback, but also in audio and hardback version through the Science Fiction Bookclub.
Reviews are starting to come in, and it is always lovely to know people are enjoying what we’ve created….
Even more thrilling than it’s predecessor, The Janus Affair is filled with even more sketchy characters, hilarious dialogue, drop-down drag-out fights, and more scenes with my favorite Italian lady assassin: Sophia del Morte. Hell yes, she had a lot more scenes in this book than the first, so I got my wish! She stole every scene she was in, without a doubt. I don’t know what it says about me that my favorite character in the series is an assassin, but I can’t help it: she’s fabulous and smart and lethal. Oh, yes, and this book also had a lot more strong, interesting female characters. I love this series for that.
The seemless way that the technology of this book is woven into the story. Sometimes when I read something ‘steampunk’ I feel as though tech has been thrown into every nook and cranny to ‘give the feeling of’ but never really making the tech at home in the story… this, like “Pheonix Rising” delivers that world that makes steampunk ‘tech’ live and breathe instead of cluttering up the scene. What about our heroes? The push-n-pull of Books and Braun, their witty conversations, their developing interaction is wonderful! Just when you think you have everything figured out, there’s another little curve… another surprise. Be ready for the fun to keep coming along with the action!
…an absolutely rollicking read, chock full of danger, disaster, and of course the devilish duo of Wellington Books and Eliza Braun. The mystery that these two agents are solving this time is, if possible, even more sinister and heart-troubling than the one found in the first Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel.