The Great Game / Lavie Tidhar
“Lavie Tidhar has once again created an outstanding Steampunk novel.
Gripping, multi-facetted, and fascinating … 10 out of 10 Zeppelins”
- Daily Steampunk
“Achieves moments of surprising depth and beauty, with real insights into human history and psychology as well as the immense and varied wealth of writing in the last half of the 19th century. It’s a virtuoso performance.” – Locus Magazine
When Mycroft Holmes is Murdered in London, it is up to retired shadow executive Smith to track down his killer – and stumble on the greatest conspiracy of his life.
Strange forces are stirring into life around the globe, and in the shadow game of spies nothing is certain. Fresh from liberating a strange alien object in Abyssinia – which might just be the mythical Ark of the Covenant – young Lucy Westerna, Holmes’ protégé, must follow her own path to the truth while, on the other side of the world, a young Harry Houdini must face his greatest feat of escape – death itself.
As their paths converge the body count mounts up, the entire world is under threat, and in a foreboding castle in the mountains of Transylvania a mysterious old man weaves a spider’s web of secrets and lies.
Airship battles, Frankenstein monsters, alien tripods and death-defying acts: The Great Game is a cranked-up steampunk thriller in which nothing is certain – not even death.
File Under: Steampunk [ End Of Days | Only The Beginning | The Ark | Insane Thrills ]
More Praise and Reviews:
“The Great Game is a very fine addition to the [Bookman Histories] series, and can be enjoyed without having read the others, though you owe it to yourself to read the entire series if well detailed alternate history science fiction is your sort of thing.”
- Starburst Magazine
“I heartily recommend The Great Game; not only a satisfying read, but an enjoyable, fun, and interesting one too.”
- Libris Leonis
” … steampunk epitomised in the form of a whistle-stop tour …”
- Drying Ink
“…occasionally, a novel throws caution to the winds and goes for the absolutely insane. The Bookman Histories falls into that last category, and the most recent installment, The Great Game, lives up to that reputation.”
- OwlCat Mountain
“The marvelous and oddly disturbing mind of Lavie Tidhar has once again cranked out an awesome steampunk novel.”
- Barry Huddleston, Gnostalgia
“…alien technologies, lizard monarchs, giant robots, breathless action, and all manner of weird stuff going down … It’s great, over-the-top period fun.”
- Ros Jackson, Warpcore SF
“Spies, monsters, machines, and mad scientists fill every page, and the action never stops … Twists and turns await around every corner, constantly leaving readers wonder what will happen next.”
- Jessica Nelson, AllwaysUnmended
“Tidhar’s world is energetic and a tad confusing as he switches from points of view and narrative styles, but nevertheless it is a thoroughly fun book and a lively adventure.”
- Terror Tree
“This is a wild and imaginative adventure through London and Paris as Tidhar loots both history and literature for a diverse cast of characters to weave together in a very satisfyingly wild universe.”
- Gail, Disorganised, as Usual
2 February 2012
416pp B-format paperback
31 January 2012
416pp mass-market paperback
$7.99 US / $8.99 CAN
31 January 2012
ePub ISBN 9780857662002
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