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by Nick Valentino

  • ISBN: 1590807006
  • Author: Nick Valentino
  • ePub ver: 1414 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: Quake (November 15, 2009)
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  • Category: Teenagers
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Author Nick Valentino works a little too earnestly to establish this text in the Steampunk genre-if I were motivated I would count exactly how many times the word goggles appears, but it is enough to say it does so very frequently-but the machinery described feels real and logical in construction. There is also significant variety of weaponry to please adventurous teens: acid shooting guns, an improvised non-lethal weapon using pepper, and a variety of steam-powered devices to name a few.

For more than twenty years West Canvia and Lemuria have battled one another in a constant war. From the safety of his laboratory, weapons designer Thomas Riley has cleverly and proudly empowered the West Canvian forces with his brilliant designs. But when a risky alchemy experiment goes horribly wrong, Thomas and his wily assistant, Cynthia Bassett, are thrust onto the front lines of battle.

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I've never read a YA novel and was surprised at how involved Valentino's steampunk novel, Thomas Riley,was in both plot and steampunk technology

I've never read a YA novel and was surprised at how involved Valentino's steampunk novel, Thomas Riley,was in both plot and steampunk technology. The novel is a fast paced wild ride through varied landscapes and near scrapes for Thomas and Cynthia, who are a complimentary pair, with their odd little quirks and dedication to their mission. I was constantly surprised by the well thought out weaponry and alchemy touches, all the little details that make a story rich and memorable.

Thomas Riley (Steampunk Novels). ISBN 9781590807002 (978-1-59080-700-2) Softcover, Quake, 2010. Find signed collectible books: 'Thomas Riley (Steampunk Novels)'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

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For more than twenty years West Canvia and Lemuria have battled one another in a constant war. From the safety of his laboratory, weapons designer Thomas Riley has cleverly and proudly empowered the West Canvian forces with his brilliant designs. But when a risky alchemy experiment goes horribly wrong, Thomas and his wily assistant, Cynthia Bassett, are thrust onto the front lines of battle. Forced into shaky alliances with murderous sky pirates in a deadly race to kidnap the only man who can undo the damage-the mad genius behind Lemuria's cunning armaments-Thomas' own genius is put to the ultimate test.
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Quynaus
Thomas Riley is a splendid mixture of fantasy, steampunk, weapons, bombs, weird gelatinous masses, crazy alchemists, trapped souls, a two decade long war, and ingenuity. Nick Valentino has perfected the clipped british dialogue and humorous characters. I dare say I want to go out and buy a pair of googles for myself.

Thomas and Cynthia are weapons masters. They are doing quite fine in their lab trying to find the antidote to a bacteria when soldiers rush them. Along with the soldiers is the Duke's almost dead daughter. Thomas is ordered to perform Lifeblood (an alchemey) that never goes right. Sure enough the Duke's daughter ends up taking up residence in Cynthia's body. The only thing for the two to do is kidnap their enemy's alchemist. Who by the way is a crazy little bugger. Their entire journey from there is pure luck, bad events, and some misfortune. At no time was I bored or wishing that the plot would move along. The scene changes were detailed, from the air ship to the enemy palace. I also loved the attention to detail in regards to the different weapons Thomas and Cynthia created. I felt like although they were fantastical I could see what they might have looked like if they did exist.

The ending is ambiguous. I'm not sure if there will be a second novel, but enough of the plot was left open for that to be a possibility. I would like to find out what Cyn and Thom decide to do with themselves and their new 'situation'. All in all it was quick, mechanical and fun to read.
Steamy Ibis
This book was my introduction to Nick Valentino's work, and one of the first books I downloaded to my Kindle, largely based on reviews and comments I saw on Facebook. This is a fast-paced action novel filled with literally every Steampunk element conceivable. Thomas and Cynthia, weapons masters, among many other things, are interrupted in their work by armed soldiers. The Duke's daughter has nearly been killed, and the one hope for her survival lies with Thomas, who is - among other things - an alchemist. Of course, "Lifeblood," the process that is required, is chancy, and Thomas is not an expert with it. He performs the experiment, which seems to have backfired - only to learn that his partner, Cynthia, now hold's the Duke's whining spirit within her, sharing space.

The only other alchemist available who might fix this problem works for the enemy, so Thomas and Cynthia head off on a quest to kidnap that alchemist and bring him back to the Duke.

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ndup
I'm a fan of the steampunk genre, but have always been slow to actually read any steampunk novels. I can never really get into the written work of steampunk, until now.

I found this novel mostly by chance, after searching for steampunk on Twitter. I started following Thomas Riley and discovered that he was actually a character in a book. I found it here on Amazon, saw that it wasn't very expensive on the Kindle, and decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. I found it very entertaining and fast paced. One thing I like about it is that it's seems to be our world, but not. And the time period feels like it could either be the Victorian era, or an alternate today. I had no problem jumping into this world.

There were quite a few editing and spelling problems, but I was able to overlook them for the sake of the story. Other than that, I'm looking forward to seeing more of what this world has to offer.

This has been, as always, suriehl
Jaberini
Read Thomas Riley on my Kindle. Format review: no issues whatsoever with the Kindle edition -- read just fine. Book: The characters are compelling, there's clearly a good set up for a sequel. Some of the second act could be polished a bit more, but a solid first and gangbuster third act more than make up for any rough edges in prose elsewhere.
grand star
The story has potential but the writing is very poor. There is no character development, the writer uses the same word twice in the same sentence (the room was the biggest room in the ship going up all three levels of the ship)(looked around the deck seeing bodies... heaped on the deck), calls a telegraph key a telegraph tapper and scores of other annoying errors in grammar and spelling. Worth neither the money nor the time. I can't even bring myself to finish reading it.
Mr_TrOlOlO
I have to say, with all the glowing reviews I expected a lot more out of this novel. The premise is good, and the world of Thomas and Cynthia is intriguing, but it is so badly written I had trouble sticking with it. Numerous spelling and grammatical errors are distracting. The continuous shift of point of view from character to character makes it difficult to know who is thinking what. This could have been a great book; was it dumbed down for YA readers? I'd give them more credit for wanting an exciting book that reads well too.
Kieel
I had so much fun reading this novel! I can easily see this story coming to life on the big screen. The straightforward writing style sucks you into an amazing world that puts a creative spin on all the classic steampunk elements. I was particularly fond of the neutral island the skypirates called home. It reminded me of Tortuga Bay. A great adventure novel for enthusiastic readers of all ages!

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