This book took me a long time to get through, at least longer than it normally would because it's not particularly long. I loved the story building, it was really unique. I just had a hard time with it at some points. There was a good amount of action and adventure, it's a great steampunk book. I just felt like it was sort of missing something. And I think now in retrospect I realize that it was explanations. There were so many complex things going on, I had a hard time trying to make sense of it. And I still don't understand a lot of the backstory, but I think that's partly my fault for starting to lose interest in the last hour or so of the book.
Whatever, I think this book too itself too seriously sometimes. I might read the next one, we shall see.