Hearts of Smoke and Steam

Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter com I am the original author of this essay as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally This is

(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)This is volume two of a new "steampunk meets superheroes" series from Andrew P. Mayer, a rather potboilerish adventure tale about masked vigilantes with fantastical weapons fighting crime in late-1800s New York; I reviewed the first volume last year and found it only so-so, while after finishing this latest found it…er, only so-so. And that's because Mayer never really does anything with this admittedly fascinating premise once he comes up with it; the action scenes are ho-hum, the dialogue purposely written with a kind of comic-book simplicity, and in general with plot developments that never rise above the clunky pulp serials that Mayer is obviously trying to emulate. And that's not bad if that's specifically what you're looking for, which is why it's getting at least an okay score today; but I'll warn you now that you'll be bored and disappointed if you're expecting even an ounce more than a competent genre quickie, and that this should be kept in mind if you're picking it up yourself. It comes recommended to steampunk fans who have a high degree of patience, but pretty much no one else.Out of 10: 7.6Good Hearts of Smoke and Steam Author Andrew P. Mayer are Ebook Superheroes and steampunk come together in 19th century New York Sir Dennis Darby has been murdered, the Automaton has been destroyed, and Sarah Stanton has turned her back on a life of privilege and comfort to try and find her way in the unforgiving streets of New York But Lord Eschaton, the villain behind all these events, isn t finished with her yet His plans to brinSuperheroes and steampunk come together in 19th century New York Sir Dennis Darby has been murdered, the Automaton has been destroyed, and Sarah Stanton has turned her back on a life of privilege and comfort to try and find her way in the unforgiving streets of New York But Lord Eschaton, the villain behind all these events, isn t finished with her yet His plans to bring his apocalyptic vision of the future to the world are moving forward, but to complete his scheme he needs the clockwork heart that Sarah still holds But she has her own plans for the Automaton s clockwork heart Sarah is trying to rebuild her mechanical friend, and when she is attacked by the Children of Eschaton, the man who comes to her rescue may be the one to make her dreams come true Emelio Armando is a genius inventor who had hoped to leave his troubles behind when he and his sister left Italy for a life of anonymity in the New World Now he finds himself falling in love with the fallen society girl, but he is rapidly discovering just how powerful the forces of villainy aligned against her are, and that fulfilling her desires means opening the door to a world of danger that could destroy everything he has built The Society of Steam takes place in a Victorian New York powered by the discovery of Fortified Steam, a substance that allows ordinary men to wield extraordinary abilities and grants powers that can corrupt gentlemen of great moral strength The secret behind this amazing substance is something that wicked brutes will gladly kill for, and one that Sarah must try and protect, no matter what the cost.. Andrew P Mayer is an author and video game designer.His first novel series, the acclaimed steampunk superhero trilogy, The Society of Steam, was published by Pyr books.He has published two volumes of The Fool , a cross dimensional fantasy series, and is currently hard at work on a new epic fantasy series Andrew currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he crafts his novels on cloudy days.. A viral Book Hearts of Smoke and Steam (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)This is volume two of a new "steampunk meets superheroes" series from Andrew P. Mayer, a rather potboilerish adventure tale about masked vigilantes with fantastical weapons fighting crime in late-1800s New York; I reviewed the first volume last year and found it only so-so, while after finishing this latest found it…er, only so-so. And that's because Mayer never really does anything with this admittedly fascinating premise once he comes up with it; the action scenes are ho-hum, the dialogue purposely written with a kind of comic-book simplicity, and in general with plot developments that never rise above the clunky pulp serials that Mayer is obviously trying to emulate. And that's not bad if that's specifically what you're looking for, which is why it's getting at least an okay score today; but I'll warn you now that you'll be bored and disappointed if you're expecting even an ounce more than a competent genre quickie, and that this should be kept in mind if you're picking it up yourself. It comes recommended to steampunk fans who have a high degree of patience, but pretty much no one else.Out of 10: 7.6
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  1. Andrew P Mayer is an author and video game designer.His first novel series, the acclaimed steampunk superhero trilogy, The Society of Steam, was published by Pyr books.He has published two volumes of The Fool , a cross dimensional fantasy series, and is currently hard at work on a new epic fantasy series Andrew currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he crafts his novels on cloudy days.

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  1. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally This is volume two of a new steampunk meets superheroes series from Andrew P Mayer, a rather potboilerish adventure tale about masked vigilantes with fantastical weapons fighting crime in late 1800s New York I reviewed the first volume last year and found it only so so, while after finishing this latest found it er, [...]


  2. In THE FALLING MACHINE you were left with a cliffhanger during the battle with Lord Eschaton, Tom is dismantled and Sarah leaves home after a fight with her father.In the continuation, HEARTS OF SMOKE AND STEAM begins over a month later Even though Tom was destroyed, Sarah was able to recover his heart in the chaos Unfortunately it s broken, and she needs to find someone to repair the heart, but doesn t trust the majority of the people in New York who are able to do it Her search leads her to Em [...]


  3. As I will do the full FBC review next week and c p it, I will limit myself to several points for now the book builds on the first one and while it introduces some new characters, the focus remains on Sarah, Nathaniel and several villains so it s highly useful to read Falling Machine first same page turning qualities and all around fun that never descends into farce emotional moments, action galore and quite a lot of character growth, while the world building is still top notch another sort of cl [...]


  4. This book was very good, very brisk, and the definition of a page turner.Storyline details as spoiler free as I can manage, anyway Sarah Stanton, our intrepid heroine who we last saw running from the scene of a battle that claimed the life of Tom the automaton, has discovered that being a hero is a dash of excitement, and a lot of boredom as she scrapes out a living working in a department store, rather than crawling back to her father She waits for the right chance to put Tom back together, hol [...]


  5. I m glad I decided to read the second volume of this series Although I was very disappointed in the first volume of this industrial age version of the Justice Society actually known as the Paragons in the book , I felt like this volume raised the bar from its position near the literary floor In Hearts of Smoke and Steam, we clearly discover that Andrew P Mayer isn t afraid to have body counts only slightly less than those on nightly newscasts during the Vietnam Era Innocent bystanders, heroes an [...]


  6. This second book in the series was, just as the first, just okay It had an amazing premise Superheroes in a steampunk version of 19th century New York Sadly the execution let a bit down.First of all, this series revolves for me at least around the Automaton However, we get to see our beloved Tom only very briefly in this book Instead we follow some familiar and some new characters during their adventures Of course Sarah plays another big part in the story, and she is very nice character to read [...]


  7. Published 2011 Stronger than 1 in the series I would say Higher development on character and plot I m reading 3 right now and I would call this a transitional period for the author as 3 is even developed and mature in contrast to the other two.



  8. After having reviewed Blackdog by K.V Johansen, I was eager to check out a couple books in Pyr s catalog For probably obvious reasons, I am very interested in Wolfsangel by M.D Lachlan However, that title hasn t arrived in my mailbox yet, and I happened to have a copy of Hearts of Smoke and Steam at handSo on to the review.Synopsis Sir Dennis Darby has been murdered, the Automaton has been destroyed, and Sarah Stanton has turned her back on a life of privilege and comfort to try and find her wa [...]


  9. Review to follow in a day or two thought I d write it tonight but life sorta got in the way.Finally, here s my thoughts I really enjoyed the first book in this series, THE FALLING MACHINE, which review can be found HERE Thus, I had high expectations for the sequel, and Andrew Mayer didn t let me down Middle books of trilogies often drag and feel incomplete on their own, but Mayer capably side steps this issue for the most part Yes, there s still a bit of a cliffhanger, but the main threads of th [...]


  10. This is Book Two of The Society of Steam series but is like Part Two of the story started in Book One called The Falling Man Great Steampunk StoriesStarting off where book one ended the story teller just carries on with what was started in Book One There are no references back to Book One that would assist a new reader however saying that although the story arc of GOOD The Paragons versus evil Lord Eschaton and his Children of Eschaton.Sarah Stanton is one of the few remaining Paragons, whose m [...]


  11. I had issues with The Falling Machine but I liked the concept enough and the cliff hanger ending forced me to continue the series with Hearts of Smoke and Steam But alas it wasn t to be This one is action packed but the dialogue is trite and cliched and too comic book like to be enjoyable for this lover of the written word I could actually visualize the POW ZING BANG of the fist smashing into someone s head just like you d see in a comic I ve never been interested in comics and find them slight [...]


  12. I really liked it, I didn t think it was quite as good as the first book, it suffered from the typical second book in a trilogy syndrome but it was still a very enjoyable read I LOVE the idea of Steampunk superheroes, their costumes and personas are wonderfully inventive Watching Sarah s growth and fulfillment of her dreams while trying to keep the evil Villains from completing their goals is an adventure My biggest complaints are this, I don t feel like the villains get enough story time, yes t [...]


  13. The story of steampunk superheroes continues as Sarah Stanton continues her search for help to bring her mechanical friend Tom back to life, while trying to avoid capture at the hands of The Children of Eschaton.The pace picks up slightly in this book, with the action spread evenly interspersed with good character development The introduction of two new characters adds to the dynamic of the team and allows for opportunities for our heroine to interact with the world This lets the readers see a [...]


  14. Fans of the first book in this series will not be disappointed as Mayer delivers surprises with the fates of established characters, introduction of new characters, and big steampunk settings.Perhaps my favorite part of these books is the characterization of the main villian he s coming from an interesting place that is a commentary on our current times I hope that Mr Mayer will continue to develop these ideas and provide a conclusion to the trilogy that is both transformative for the main char [...]


  15. Andrew P Mayer trumps himself in this second volume of his Society of Steam series The action between the Children of Eschaton and the Paragons and at least one of their children ramps up creating exciting confrontations as they all vie for possession of the Heart of the automaton, Tom.New characters are introduced providing depth to the storyline and color to the action Some of the main characters find themselves rethinking their motives, adding depth to their journey, a journey that still has [...]


  16. A light read Read book one probably a year ago One device that I liked was that the author would go back in the time line in the next chapter in the perspective of a different character and then pass the latest revealed plot in time, so you end up reading about the same event in than one character s perspective.


  17. Book 2 of the storyI took a while getting to this in my TBR pile Silly me I should have gotten to it sooner.What great fun Can she revitalized her automaton man Should she Who are all these seemingly evil people messing about Is Sarah really the last of her line If you like steam punk, you will like this A lot.


  18. Based on the information I had this should be the second part of a duology.If this is true then I would have given not than two stars because too many opened questions left.I m grumpily today and that is not good when I comes to ratings.Anyway Hearts of Smoke and Steam deserves four stars.It is definitely steampunk punk with a hint of love story.


  19. Did not end as abrupt and odd as the first book but it still feels as if this could be a better story if it was condensed or collected in one omnibus rather then split into different books That being said it is still quite the enjoyable read with an interesting take on super heroes in the Victorian era I am definitely looking forward to the next installment.


  20. Steampunk superhero team not something I ve read before set in New York City Kind of a fun Endeavour Award read Had a weird stylistic thing that you d see a scene from two different characters point of view, first one then the other can t say I liked the trick but I rarely like stylistic stuff This one was book 2, I don t think book 3 has been published yet.


  21. I think I m now officially hooked on this series There s something delightful about it The bad guy is quite bad but he s got a careless way of going about it.The heroes of the story are fairly straight forwardly good They do have their doubt s, etc.Then the rest of the characters fall either into definitely bad or most decidedly graywith good intentions but less than ideal moral bases.


  22. This book picks up where the first left off The first paragraph has the story already in progress.The Paragons are symptomatically murdered, at the same time, Sarah is attempting to adjust to life as an independent woman.The plot has a budding romance and ends with a cliff hanger.


  23. Hearts of Smoke and Steam is a great read Good, fast paced Victorian superhero adventure It s the middle of a trilogy, so you should definitely go back and read the first book if you re interested in the concept These are really fun books.


  24. I didn t enjoy the second book as much as the first in the series It felt a bit loosely plotted and weirdly paced But it was fun and it sets up the rest of the series in a way that makes me excited for the next installment Of steampunk book series, this is pretty much a must read, IMO.


  25. To paraphrase Anubis, the masked adventurer and book critic I have judged you, Hearts of Smoke and Steam, and I have found you worthy Full review here superheronovels.wordpress






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