Briar Wilkes’s father may be something of a saint to the criminal underclass living in this steampunk version of s Seattle, but she can never. Cherie Priest’s Hugo-nominated steampunk novel Boneshaker is a rollicking and energetic tale that seamlessly weaves together the two. Today’s feature is a custom audioslice of Boneshaker from Nebula award finalist Cherie Priest. And it’s not just because I wanted an excuse to.

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She took offense to some snobby, online comments that only the British could write steampunk because only the British had class issues, colonialism, an industrial revolution, wars, and so forth. YES — Blue went on the rampage that released the blight! I just kept reading, looking out for the next cool idea the villain’s lair is an interconnected series of train cars, buried underground!

Mostly because this was essentially a really long Scooby Do chase scene We chegie Leviticus Blue – crazed inventor of the “Boneshaker. This gas, known as The Blight, kills all who inhale it and transforms their carcasses into roaming zombies. I’ve never really bee Boneshaker is very different from other Bonsehaker books that I’ve read and enjoyed.

Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest

Briar reveals at the end of the novel she murdered her husband to keep him from escaping Seattle in the Boneshaker. The book is fairly welled paced though there is a chapter of Zeke having a long drawn out angst ridden scene with his mom which taxed my cherei a bit.


Zeke is resourceful and stubborn similar to his motherbut is naive at times. Blue’s widow, the proud yet frazzled single mother Briar Wilkes, who only gets involved in this mess in the first place in an attempt to rescue her smart yet naive cheie son Zeke, who one day sneaks into the contaminated zone in an attempt to gather proof that the father he never knew was boneshaaker fact not guilty of deliberately causing the sinkhole for material gain, as the year-old popular rumor that has ruined his reputation has it.

I liked some of the minor characters better than bonneshaker two main protagonists. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing.

Once the adventure gets going however, the book chugs along nicely to the very end. Science fiction books Fiction reviews.

I think I was born 30 years too soon for steampunk, but I get it. I almost stopped reading this book 20 pages cheris when I realized there was going to be zombies. It’s slow, and painstaking. The suspense that looms over the mysterious Minnericht was written well–so well I was a little scared when he actually appeared; he was creepy, frightening, and forceful in all the ways Priest had led us to believe.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. When were we written? May 08, Clouds rated it liked it Shelves: Bonfshaker one thing, the writing doesn’t tickle my innards and the characters are all pretty weak. She was certain Tor would drop her after the fourth book and was considering taking up a pen name for a fresh start. Sep 23, Jason Pettus rated it it was amazing Shelves: Zeke decides that he has had enough of living with his mother’s refusal to talk about the past and ventures back into zombie and Blight infested Seattle, forcing his mother to follow and creating a few revelations about what happened in that city.


Her husband turned and she lost her arm after he bit her, and bineshaker the other arm in a furnace explosion. Fifteen years before this story is set, Dr Leviticus Blue built his Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine to exploit the veins of gold buried deep beneath the rock and ice.

Around the Year i There’s no Grey’s Anatomy to cure that dirty old wound.

Yet to combat that this is not the fastest paced novel and readers should be aware when diving into this text. It is bboneshaker, in some regards, a novel about human redemption, challenging whether an individual can ever be redeemed when they have made a major life-destroying mistake.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – review

It is revealed after she does this that Minnericht was married to her daughter Sarah, and his murder was in revenge for him driving Sarah to suicide. And the whole thing with the big bad was meh.

Preview — Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. But something goes terribly wrong in the Seattle basement where Blue is constructing the machine an accident? People appear to be afraid of her as well.