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I had the feeling with Boneshaker that I was reading part 1 of a series. It lays the groundwork for any number of sequels, while remaining perhaps too open ended.
My favorite aspect of the book (besides the term 'Rotters'; perfect!) was the multicultural cast and the aknowledgement of a rigid class distinction. I feel strongly that steampunk liturature works best when it addresses these issues. In fact, I feel that is what puts the punk in steampunk: the chance to expose and address the seamy underbelly of the 19th century.
I would love to see a sequel entirely from the point of view of the Chinese characters who live within the city.
If I had one complaint though it would be the fact that Briar is almost entirely defined by her relationship to the three men in her life, her father, her husband and her son. I find that I can't remember any other defining characteristics of "the Widow Blue". Was this intentional?
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