Cold Copper by Devon Monk
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Cold Copper was one of those books you just hate to see end! I mean it. I did not want to put it down. There’s so much more to come from this story, and yet, no information to be found on how long I’ll have to wait for Book 4 in this fantastic steampunk series. That makes me sad. I love every character in these books, except the horrifyingly scary Mr. Shunt, and I want to keep on reading and reading and reading.
Once again, I’m giving a book 5 stars for being so blasted entertaining and engaging, rather than for being profound literature. And you know what? I don’t care. When a book gives me this much pleasure, I really don’t care how it would rate next to the classics of literary history. There’s no law that says a book can’t be just plain fun, and all three of Devon Monk’s Age of Steam series have been exactly that. I may not have been able to get into her Allie Beckstrom books, but she has a fan for life with Dead Iron, Tin Swift and Cold Copper. And darn if I want to wait a year or so before I can find out what happens next to Cedar Hunt and crew.
Everything I want to say about this third book contains some sort of spoiler, so I’m seriously limited here. I’ll just say there is a lot more to these books than some steampunk I’ve read. More character development, more interesting plot lines, more wild and crazy machines, more magic, more curses, more secrets, more fun! I love the emphasis on the characters and how they have interwoven themselves into a family unit of sorts. And I positively adore the Tin Swift, the fastest airship in the west. Maybe in the world.
I recommend tossing any serious literature aside for a week or two, and climbing aboard for the ride of your life. You’ll love it, too! Now please, Devon Monk…write like a thing possessed, so I can find out what happens next. How am I to live for months and months with Cedar in this predicament, and knowing Mr. Shunt is at loose in the world again? Have a heart, for Glim’s sake! I’m not gettin’ any younger, here…………
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