Timepiece

Rated 4.80/5 based on 5 reviews
A steampunk time travel adventure about a girl, a pocket watch, Frankenstein’s monster, the Battle of Waterloo, and giant clockwork robots taking over London. More

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Words: 100,530
Language: English
ISBN: 9780983448716
About Heather Albano

Heather Albano is the author of the steampunk alternate history Timepiece and its sequel Timekeeper, as well as assorted short fiction and poetry. She also writes works of interactive fiction for Choice of Games, so far co-authoring Choice of Broadsides, Choice of Zombies, and the Affairs of the Court trilogy (part three forthcoming in early 2013). Find out more about Heather’s projects at www.heatheralbano.com.

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Reviews

Review by: WyrdStar on Aug. 20, 2012 :
This was a good, fun read and a real page-turner (well, taps on a Kobo screen). It took me a while to warm to the main characters, but once I got into the story it sucked me in. The protagonists seemed to accept the concept of parallel realities a little too easily, nor did they seem too bothered about what was for me the main mystery - the origin of the eponymous timepiece - but this was one of the better time-travelling stories I've come across for a while. Pricing it at $0.99 seems unfairly cheap!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: MG Shogun on July 10, 2012 :
I hate this book. Why? Because when I was reading this book on my kindle... it was supposed to be only for few pages but I was too drawn into the story and when I complete the book, it was 6 am. But I think this book is so much fun and it's neat to see how time traveling and steampunk fuse with each other. Very fun book! I really recommend this book a lot.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Zack Fraser on June 12, 2012 :
I'm not much of a person for Steampunk novels, and not generally interested in Victorian England, but I do like some alternate history and figured this might be worth a read.

It was... big time.

I got engrossed in the book and stayed up late into the night reading it. The characters are well fleshed out, the story line engrossing, and the imagination Heather shows in the creation of her alternative history are all refreshing and delightfully enjoyable. She reinvents the Frankenstein story with all the old meanings of the original story with new layers of what or who the "monsters" really are. And she does it with a blend of characters you come to care for, and a setting that paints a vivid what-if picture of an Industrial-age London run amok.

I would buy this book in Hardcover. But as it is available as a $.99 download for Kindle (and other electronic formats), you should definitely check this out.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dale Burrell on Nov. 14, 2011 :
As this is not my usual genre my expectations were not high (can't lose at 99c right?). However I was pleasantly surprised to get sucked into the book and then spat out the other end wanting more. As the book progresses the characters become real and the emotions rise such that you wish you could offer assistance in some way. It also has gritty realism, the decisions made are never easy and you empathise with what the characters are going through. Can't wait for the sequel.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Quinne Darkover on Oct. 12, 2011 :
Yes this is a time travel novel. The characters are very well developed, the plot line goes smoothly, and the history elements are believable. In a very short time you develop a liking for the characters and don't want the book to end. The ending is well done and makes you want a book two.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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