Boneshaker [Cherie Priest] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike. Cherie Priest’s Hugo-nominated steampunk novel Boneshaker is a rollicking and energetic tale that seamlessly weaves together the two. A steampunk-zombie-airship adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions This book is made of irresistible Scott Westerfeld.
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There are now plans to print more.
He encounters Zeke after attacking Captain Brink’s ship and attempts to rescue him. There were some nice tidbits about the larger world but I prlest have liked to have seen more. The steampunk aspect is grimy, dirty, sooty, fiddly, weird and wonderful – all the things you would want from steampunk.
But she has no personality. Meanwhile, Zeke meets Rudy, a man prisst claims to be a highly decorated lieutenant. View all 5 comments. Ok, I’ll scratch that as a complaint.
Eliza kicked off of the wall and rolled over to Darcy, pulling his pistol from his belt, and fired several rounds through Mr. The build-up, the reveal, everything. Zeke was a realistically annoying and petulant fifteen year old who did mature somewhat by the end of the book; it still made me tired of hearing him whine and always try to have the cuerie word – and really, how stupid is he to go off into the blighted walled city in the first place? Swakhammer is found unconscious and in critical condition by Briar.
Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but boneshakrr and Ezekiel are managing. I am also not convinced by the two decade long American Civil War. Nov 14, Miriam rated it liked it Shelves: Exposition at the Empress draws cheeie priestess of genre” Archived August 29,at the Wayback Machine. Zeke claims he doesn’t hold any grudge against his mother for killing her husband, and they embrace, before leaving to loot what is left of the former Blue residence.
I almost stopped reading this book 20 pages in when I realized there was going to be zombies. View all 21 comments.
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I could see more adventures occurring in this alternate history. Something had to be done.
I’m a steampunkin’ Sky Pirate now. The trouble is, zombies have always bored me.
And I still can’t decide if Priest pulled it together or I’m a successful horrible procrastinator. I dug the Rotters, but I wanted more rot, more zombie bonesnaker, and more exploration of their potential ability to communicate and problem solve.
Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city.
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – review
My other genre love is roleplaying games, and I’ve been playing those for 25 years. His mother, Ny Wilkes, goes into the walled wasteland to bring him out. The world building is very nicely done throughout, from the very first chapter which establishes the world vividly and the “poisoned city” and the underground part of the book is are skilfully created. Recommended to Darwin8u by: Dec 30, Felicia rated it liked it Shelves: Briar Wilkes, widow of Leviticus Blue, eccentric inventor, searches for her teenage son, Zeke, in a walled-off section of Seattle, where a dangerous yellow gas shrouds the city, forcing the re Posted at Shelf Inflicted Dazzling inventions, air pirates, evil bad guys, underground vaults, goggles, daring rescues, gold, Blight gas, a priet bartender, a princess, zombies.
Invented to access gold beneath the ice, the Boneshaker instead destroyed a part of Seattle and released an unknown gas that transformed those who fell victim to it into zombie-like Rotters. Probably heads would be better with them zombies, har!
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The concept of zombies being created by subterranean pockets of gas was interesting, as was lemon sap, the drug made from said gas. The main characters boneshamer well developed and fascinating.
Mar 22, Mpauli rated it liked it Shelves: I thoroughly enjoyed the twists, surprises, and very satisfying ending of this riveting adventure story. Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest Catherine Russell says: