The Illustrious

The Illustrious In this world science took the place of magic Meanwhile the transition from the era of steam to the epoch of Sublime Electricity is already underway But magic hasn t simply disappeared without a tra

  • Title: The Illustrious
  • Author: Pavel Kornev
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In this world, science took the place of magic Meanwhile, the transition from the era of steam to the epoch of Sublime Electricity is already underway But magic hasn t simply disappeared without a trace It still exists, concealed in the blood of the illustrious.Detective constable Leopold Orso of the metropolitan police counts himself among their number He was bestowedIn this world, science took the place of magic Meanwhile, the transition from the era of steam to the epoch of Sublime Electricity is already underway But magic hasn t simply disappeared without a trace It still exists, concealed in the blood of the illustrious.Detective constable Leopold Orso of the metropolitan police counts himself among their number He was bestowed a talent that allows him to bring others fears to life.Leopold didn t go looking for trouble All he really wanted was to gain access to his rightful inheritance But, his peaceful life came to an end when a box from his grandmother s estate caught the interest of a mysterious cabal of conspirators, police and bloodthirsty malefics.His new enemies have an arsenal of six barreled machine guns, backpack flamethrowers and hordes of hellspawn He may escape with his life, but it won t be easy

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    • Djezelle says:

      Павел Корнев "Сиятельный" (Всеблагое электричество 1/4)7,5-9 из 10Язык издания: официальное русское изданиеЭкранизация: нетЖанр: историческое фэнтези, стимпанкPOV: от первого лица, мужскойЛюбовная линия: как таковой нетОтличительные черты: стимпанк, альтернативная история, пад [...]

    • Andrew Lukyanenko says:

      This is a recently translated steampunk fantasy by a russian author. He wrote a lot of books and has a distinct style. Serious mature characters, conflicts between many influential groups, a lot of attention to weapons or devices and capturing atmosphere. In this book magic and technology (and electricity of course) combine and give a great result. A detective story with a flavor of noir.Great book, definitely worth reading.

    • Katy Surber says:

      This was differentI read a lot and after a while many of the books are too easily lumped into obvious tropes. This book certainly doesn't. Supernatural police story perhaps is a good description. The plot wandered a bit, a number of interesting plot lines need to wrapped up, so I will be awaiting the next book. No cliffhanger thankfully.

    • AudioBookReviewer says:

      My original The Illustrious audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.The Illustrious by Pavel Kornev is the first book in a series called The Sublime Electricity. In a world where science and magic are at odds and steam power is giving way to electricity, Detective Leopold Orso is one of the few who retains magical abilities. He has the talent to make other people feel their greatest fear. Broke and desperate to get his rightful inheritance, Orso is thrown into a mess [...]

    • Suprio says:

      3.5

    • Donald Firesmith says:

      A very interesting addition to the steampunk genre. The combination of steampunk and paranormal, as well as the concept of the illustrious, was very creative. I enjoyed the main character and look forward to reading book two. Recommended.

    • Housewife Bubuchu says:

      Окей. Первое впечатление от книги - это хорошо. Это качественно, это грамотно. Отличный образчик стимпанка. Автор не поскупился на детализацию мира, на глубину и красочность окружения героя. Отчасти это создает объем, отчасти замедляет повествование. Тут уж каждый для себя [...]

    • Lisa Tollard says:

      An ok ReadIt took me until almost halfway through to figure out what was going on. It was my first time reading this genre

    • Елена Кондрашова says:

      Великолепная серия. Отличный язык изложения. Лихо закрученный сюжет.

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