Steampunk is always a curious genre. This seems to be the beginning of a series called the
. It was a romantic Steampunk story and I
liked it anyway. The Pygmalion quality
of the story was not overdone although the well to do boy meets down trodden
girl is somewhat overworked, in general. Chroniker
Petra Wade is fighting for a place in a male dominated world. Even with equal rights, statistically, even today the number of female engineers is far less than male engineers. In
City, Petra is fighting a severe uphill battle to
become a mechanical engineer. She meets
Emmerich who is not only from a different side of the tracks, he is in the
career for which she aspires.
The two of them design a "brass giant" mechanical man and then despair to find they have both been deceived as to it's purpose. There is action, romance and a modicum of violence. There is also an underpinning theme of true equal rights.
I recommend the book.
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