Despite being a re-telling of the Phantom of the Opera, the steampunk elements gives it a number of twists and makes it fresh. Well written with three-dimensional and interesting characters. Couldn't put it down once I started it.
Absolutely topnotch. Brilliana Stethem is an original character and the steampunk era she lives in is fascinating and fully three-dimensional. I got part-way through the first book in the Effectuator Series and immediately bought the rest. One of the best reads I've had in a while. Disappointed me only when I reached the end and there wasn't any more to read. More Brilliana, please!!!