The Lost Future of Pepperharrow
|author:||Natasha Pulley (2020)|
|date read:||8 October 2023|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
The sequel to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street.
Quite an enjoyable book, if a little slow in the middle. The core mechanic (a watchmaker who can “remember” the future) is quite a clever one, and it’s used deftly – we get a proper exploration of it and how it might work, and it’s worked into the plot well.
I don’t care strongly for any of the characters, and I did struggle a bit in the middle, but overall I enjoyed it. I quite like how the conflict is intensely personal. Although it’s set against the backdrop of a possible war between Japan and Russia, we do focus mostly on the people rather than the politics, and the overall stakes seem to be very personal indeed.
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