THE SUNKEN by S.C. Green is a Steam-Punk fantasy novel set in an alternate reality in the year 1830.
The author has imagined a complex world with London, England at it's center. The King of England has declared Christianity illegal and instead the residents of England worship the Gods of Industrialism.
There are trains, dragons, steam powered machinery, complex social stations and priests who worship such things as The Great Conductor.
Aaron Williams and Isambard Brunel are Stokers. They live in the Engine Ward in London. They, and their fellow Stokers are known as 'The Dirty People'. It is their job to feed the furnaces and keep all the machinery that powers London in good working order.
Aaron has a secret. He can hear the thoughts of animals and sometimes even influence them. He thought he was the only one with this gift until he meets Nicholas Thorne.
Nicholas Thorne attended school in the Engine Ward as a boy with Isambard, James and Aaron's brother. Afterwards he went off to sea as part of the Navy. Circumstances brand him a murderer and he lives in exile in France for a few years. This story takes place upon his return to England to live under an assumed name.
James Holman began his career as a sailor in the English Navy, but falls ill and ends up blind at a young age. He lives with elderly knights near the castle and dreams of traveling the world.
These four men find themselves in the middle of a situation that can alter the future of their world. The King seems to have gone mad. Dragons are attacking the citizens of London and strange sounds and even screams have been heard coming from within the castle.
This is a story of intrigue, ambition, fantasy, horror and adventure. There is something in this story that every reader will identify with.
The plot is complex and well thought out. I am sure my description does not do this book justice.
I highly recommend this book and give it a rating of five out of five stars.
This was the first book in a series and I am very much looking forward to the continuation of this saga.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1626 KB
- Print Length: 520 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Grymm & Epic Publishing (Sept. 12 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00N17VVZC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 43 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,827 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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