Thursday, March 19, 2015

Metal Emissary by Chris Paton

Struggling to regain the Queen’s favour, the British Royal Navy despatch Lieutenant Jamie Hanover on a mission to uncover the rumour of a French secret weapon located in the mountains of Afghanistan.
As the Great Game takes shape in Central Asia, Jamie is helped by the strange mystic, Hari Singh, as he tracks a metal monster leaving a trail of destruction and chaos in its wake. The two men join forces to fulfil their respective missions. Ambushed in the mountains, they fight side by side as they travel through the infamous Khyber Pass.
Following in the destructive footsteps of the metal emissary, Jamie and Hari’s journey takes them from Peshawar to Adina Pur where the uncovering of secrets and the culmination of their mission demands a heavy price.
Metal Emissary is a Steampunk Adventure set in Central Asia in the 1850s full of weird machines, exotic characters, dust, snow and blood.
From Goodreads.

I really liked this. It is a short, 120 pages, and quick read with a lot of action.  The friendship that quickly develops between Jamie and Hari is interesting as they know hardly anything about each other but they need each other to survive as they follow the Metal Emissary. I am a bit sad about the ending  but the epilogue is setting the scene for the continuation of the series.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2015

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