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Verity Hart vs Vampyres
A Hart/McQueen Steampunk Adventure
Steampunk / Fantasy
Description on Kobobooks :
Keep calm and steampunk on.
The whole of Victorian London knows there is something not quite right about Lady Verity Hart. She may be the daughter of an MP and the sister of famed inventor Lord David Hart, but she is a spinster whose own father threatens to send her to the madhouse every fortnight. Because Society is correct, Verity Hart is no Lady. If they suspected how quick with a quip she is, let alone the majority of her brother's ingenious machines were her design, the sale of fainting couches would double.
Verity requires one herself when her beloved brother is kidnapped by vampyres in the dead of night. With the aid of an aggravating, rude American bounty hunter with a secret of his own, Verity takes to land, sea and even air to rescue the only person who could ever love and truly accept her. Or is he?
This was the first time I've read a fantasy series in Victorian London with a steampunk theme and although the story holds very little surprise; I fell in love with the setting, marvelous gadgets and humane characters. The story starts of in London, traveling through Wales and ending in Ireland.
And even though the Society is anything but romantic with it's ridiculous rules and untamed gossip, the story itself is with an obvious true love against all odds plot.
Admittedly, there is also plenty of action to keep it from getting corny.