Title: Clockwork Dwarf
Author: Bret Jordan
Published Date: August 15, 2012
Publisher: Purple Sword Publications LLC
Copy provided by: Book and Trailer Showcase
Genre: steampunk fantasy
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Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Book Synopsis: Gustov Stoneheart is an unlikely hero, a dwarf who’s magically torn from friends and family, thrown into a world where magic collides with steampunk. A prophecy predicts that he will bring down the human federation, and they hunt him with a passion. Hiding from them isn’t easy in the federation’s police-state, and Gustov must rethink his deep seated bigotry as orcs, elves, and his own changed kind aid him to make the prophecy come true
My review: I would like to thank Book and Trailer Showcase for allowing me to host a review of this book during the blog tour.
Overall, this book was slightly better than okay. It had some really good parts to it. The beginning and the end were awesome. The middle dragged on and on. The character development were good. I enjoyed watching Gustov's evolution from a typical fantasy Dungeons and Dragons, or Lord of the Rings, dwarf into something more, as the story progressed and he found himself in a new society where the racial lines were blurred.
I have to admit, I nearly cried when one of the side characters died. I would have liked some sort of connection to the past, either Gustov coming across one of his descendants, or finding out more about what happened to his family. I think that would have helped bring the story more full-circle, instead of leaving that thread hanging.
About the author:
Bio information: I'm a resident of Southeast Texas and an avid reader who devours books in almost every genre and tries to bring a little of that variety into my writing. It’s all about people, adventure, escape from the humdrum of reality and the ever-present question, "what if?"
When not writing or spending time with my wife and children I put pen to paper as an illustrator and sometimes-digital artist. To get away from it all I can often be found riding the roads of Southeast Texas on the back of my motorcycle.