So Maria at Bear Mountain Books have been raving about Frank Tuttle for a long time. With that in mind, I bought All Paths of Shadow when it was free a couple of months ago, but I didn’t get around to read it until I bought my Kindle. I wanted to read books, and I wasn’t home some I downloaded some books from my account. All Paths of Shadow was one of them.
And I am glad I read it. It was a fastpaced steampunk romp with great worldbuilding. From the conflicts between the various kingdoms to the magic, which was a delightful blend of science and magic. I loved that the magic was so heavily influenced by science, it felt like a natural thing for steampunk.
Once I had finished reading, I promptly downloaded the sequel and read that. I really appreciated how Mr Tuttle managed to build on the events in the first book yet create a book that works at as stand alone.
If you want to read a really good steampunk novel this christmas, I recommend that you read the books about Meralda, Mug and her friends.
Now I am off to buy Frank Tuttle’s backlist.