Amanda Carlini


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Smashwords book reviews by Amanda Carlini

  • Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus on Aug. 08, 2012

    I really enjoyed this bit of fiction. I have been a loyal fan of The Canon and I take the treatment of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson very seriously. *SPOILERS* I liked the changes (a female Mycroft, Watson's arm, and the Widowmaker) I didn't find it to far a leap at all to see Holmes as an enthusiast of both this very modern form of transportation as well as the tinkering he takes to in the hopes of better equipping his friend. I actually find that, for me at least, Holmes and Watson lend themselves very well to the roles of "Action Heroes". The action is in keeping with the pace of most things these days, that is to say very quick. It moves very swiftly along the same vain as the Navel Treaty with some key differences. Holmes is as clever as always and his stalwart Doctor as handy as ever, the deductions are still there and truly shine when seen in a world that technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. This is to be only the beginning of a series of books in this inventive and tantalizing world. My only disappointment is in Doctor Watson's blindness in respects to the guilt of Victoria, though his compassion and effort in attempting to save her life was very moving and something I wholly approve of. And I for one will back this project in any way I can, my money on kick-starter and the words I speak to others. I eagerly await another installment.