Chris Pavesic writes a hell of a in depth story. The Caelimane Operation is layered with history, connections and details you can miss if you blink too quick. I did read over pages again to make sure I understood correctly but, that’s not thing that is an issue with me. I prefer that as a reader, I love knowing everything the author wants to reveal.
I’ve never read steampunk before. I wasn’t sure what I was going to get into but Chris combines a few genres together and it all flows great. I haven’t read any other books in the series but I think the development is quite neat! Every author gets to tell their own story in an already created world – I may have to read the others to grasp more of what Southwatch really is.
Chris starts the book off with an interesting turn of murder and mystery. The ideas of what to come were already circling round in my mind. I always enjoy a good book that gets the readers thinking. There are a lot of great themes and relationships in this book. Justice, family, trust, are just a few things that make this book so great.
The characters are brought in a way that reminded me of, Past, Present, and Future. Some have previous experience in this world and others are new to it. They each bring a little bit of the three into the fold and it helps dive deeper into what is going on.
I’m very happy I was offered the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review. Chris, has created a fantastic story all her own in this series. I am excited to read more of her future works. I recommend keeping an eye out on this author!
In Southwatch it’s important to keep the faith.
When the Temples to the Goddess north of Southwatch are burned and followers of Dione are murdered, Hierocrat Catherine, a bard of the Caelimane Temple, sets out to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. With only the help of a traveling group of minstrels and a retired fae investigator, Catherine must solve the mystery before more people are killed, but will she succeed when she finds herself pitted against members of her own Temple, rogue members of the Seelie Court, and a seemingly unstoppable army of undead?