Discover a New Book: Clockwork Menagerie by Karen Kincy

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Clockwork Menagerie
By Karen Kincy

Mind Blown!

I have been eyeing this series since the first book popped up in the blogosphere. Heck, I even own the first book, but haven’t read it. After finishing this short novella, the first book may be the next book I read.

It doesn’t appear to be necessary to have read the first two novels in the series to understand what is going on in “Clockwork Menagerie.” This isn’t always the case with series novellas. This short peek into Konstantin’s and Himmel’s lives will give you a taste for the dieselpunk genre and the style of Kincy’s writing.

This short quick read is a love story. A HOT love story. If you are not open to other lifestyles you may want to steer clear though. I found the blossoming relationship between Konstantin and Himmel to be genuine. There was nothing odd or uncomfortable about it. It was real. They (Konstantin and Himmel) were real. And that was refreshing.

Some of the political information about the war and the technomancy/psychothaumaturgy details were a bit over my head. Just enough hints were given in the text for this to not be too distracting and I have a feeling when I continue with the other books in the series, all will become clear. And I’m looking forward to cracking open my copy of Shadows of Asphodel soon after finishing “Clockwork Menagerie.”


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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Discover a New Book: Clockwork Menagerie by Karen Kincy

Clockwork Menagerie

Author: Karen Kincy
Published on: September 1, 2015
Pages: 200
Series: Shadows of Asphodel #2.5
Genres: adult, historical fiction, action & adventure
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My Rating: Thumbs Up
Also in this series: Shadows of Asphodel, Storms of Lazarus


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Karen Kincy

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Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.




9 responses to “Discover a New Book: Clockwork Menagerie by Karen Kincy

  1. It makes me so happy to hear you loved this! I think you’ll love the other books even more! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts when you’ve read them. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

  2. Clockwork Dragons! That sounds fab. At the rate you are reading steampunk, Terri, I’m going to need a new shelf on goodreads just to keep up!