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Thursday, December 6, 2012

UNFORESEEN: JOURNEY THROUGH ROT AND RUIN by Sarah Bartsch_Review


Unforeseen: Journey Through Rust and RuinUnforeseen: Journey Through Rust and Ruin by Sarah Bartsch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of Unforeseen: Rust and Ruin
By Sarah Bartsch
5 stars

I found this story quite unusual, as it is set in Japan in 1915. Why is that different? Well, it is unusual because it is a steampunk and dimensional travel plot line. I am a steampunk aficionado, but I had never before read any set anywhere geographically than England or America, in either the Victorian or Edwardian Eras; so here I learned something new. Also, the protagonist, trained female warrior Miyako, travels through a portal to reach an alternate world, where she hunts for new technology and industry, to bring back to her world. In Japan, the Silent Emperor is gung-ho on a course of new industry, in order to combat an expected attack from the West; and although Miyako knows that such manufacturing is having a toxic effect on her environment, still she is excited to be sent on her first solo mission. And what a mission it is? Filled with danger and excitement, Miyako will have to prove her mettle, or possibly die trying.

I reviewed an ebook copy provided by the author via the Goodreads review group Making Connections YA Edition in return for my fair and impartial review.


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