Sunday, June 17, 2007

New Amsterdam by Elizbeth Bear

My review of New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear is here over at FantasyBookSpot. I really enjoyed this quite a bit - 8/10.

Set in a Victorian era and a New Amsterdam still apart of the British Empire, where many of the familiar vampire tropes made popular by the likes of Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton, and a good bit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the mix, Elizabeth shows what can be produced at the hands of a talented writer. Think vampires, sorcerers, detectives, political revolutionaries, corrupt aristocracy, and a British Empire still in its prime where places like New England never achieved independence framed with a skillfully woven character study.


Carl V. said...

I'm not going to read your review yet, but wanted to share that you had already influenced me to buy this book (you can see it in the last picture of today's post). I saw the cover in your 'currently reading' space the other day and loved the cover and the Amazon description of the book so much that I immediately ordered it. Thanks for helping me to spend more money. ;) I am excited that you liked it so much as it makes me want to read it all the more.

Neth said...

It is a very nice piece of cover art. It's unfortunate that my copy (an ARC) doesn't have it.


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