Bronze Gods

Bronze Gods A.A. Aguirre
  • Title: Bronze Gods
  • Author: A.A. Aguirre
  • ISBN: 9780425258194
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Bronze Gods A.A. Aguirre Bronze Gods Hy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be Before the Architect closed the door there were regular crossings and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers The native fae who refused to treat wit
    Hy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be.Before the Architect closed the door, there were regular crossings, and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers The native fae who refused to treat with the invaders faded their bodies withered and died, stranding them as hungry, angry spirits that haunt the countryside.That means there s always trouble brewing in DorstaadHy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be.Before the Architect closed the door, there were regular crossings, and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers The native fae who refused to treat with the invaders faded their bodies withered and died, stranding them as hungry, angry spirits that haunt the countryside.That means there s always trouble brewing in Dorstaad.Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work for the Criminal Investigation Department, keeping citizens safe from things that go bump in the night He s a hardboiled cynic with an uncanny sixth sense she s determined to justify her promotion as the first female detective in her division Together, they re trying to keep a black tide from drowning the city.But when the second body surfaces, murdered with the same type of infernal device, the entire CID must face the truth There s a madman on the loose, twining magic and blood and only Mikani and Ritsuko can unravel the intricate, lethal conspiracy before the Royale killer completes his macabre plan, unleashing old, forbidden magic on an unsuspecting populace If the maniac succeeds, it could mean the end of everything
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    About A.A. Aguirre


    1. A.A Aguirre is the pseudonym for Ann Aguirre Andres Aguirre, a husband wife writing team She specializes in compelling characters he excels at meticulous worldbuilding By day, she s a bestselling novelist, and he is a pharmaceuticals tycoon.Born in Mexico, Andres spent his early years traveling and getting in trouble everywhere else Along the way, he got a degree from Pepperdine in economics and international business Ann was born in the Midwest and has a degree in English Literature from Ball State Now settled, if not fully domesticated, Andres lives with his love, Ann, their fantastic kids, two whiny cats, and a wistful dog.Together, they form Megatron Or not Actually, they write books.


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    1. I think, rather than write out a lengthy review of all the reasons why this book is awesome and you should be reading it, I m going to just list some questions instead and let your answers guide you into the loving pages of this fantastic steampunk mystery Do you like beautiful writing Do you like it when the writing creates such a vivid atmosphere that you feel as if you ve been pulled into a completely different time, place and reality When the words flow like lyrics to an old favourite song t [...]

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    2. 4.5 starsHmm, let s see steampunk noir, fantastic worldbuilding, characters I fell in love with almost instantly, crime scenes worthy of Patricia Cornwell, clockwork, LOTS of sexual tension and a heart stopping conclusion All in a single book, my friends.Centuries ago in a land called Hy Breasil, native Ferishers and strayed humans saw marriage as a way to stop the war between their two races Sons and daughters of the two great Courts married the conquerors in an attempt to save themselves from [...]

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    3. I ve read SEVERAL installations of this SAME book recently Steampunk Investigative Duo working for government Now, I have to admit, that I ve enjoyed almost ALL of them, so this trope works really well for me I think this might be my favorite of the bunch, just because the world building had an added twist that intrigued me Faerie Can t WAIT for the next one, love the two main characters and the romance there, and want to see for sure

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    4. Rating 4.5 StarsI honestly cannot re call a time when I have sat down at my computer, poised to type out a review, and felt the urge to regurgitate word vomit Until, that is, now When it comes to Bronze Gods, my love can only be expressed in mere words phrases strung together to make coherent sense will fail dramatically, I fear And yet, in the threat of being seen as an absolutely insane blogger, I will attempt to regurgitate type out something that makes sense Remotely At first glance, Bronze [...]

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    5. 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 201What an offbeat, curious little novel I wasn t surprised to discover that it was a Victorian inspired steampunk urban fantasy type mystery, but it s the other little pleasures thrown in that endeared me to this book The sprinkling of magical elements combined with other fantasy aspects make the world of Bronze Gods special and enchanting Meet Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko, a detective team for the Criminal Investigation Department He is a [...]

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    6. There is a reason why I rarely give in to hype Sometimes a book surprises me and I wonder why I waited Not the case here I heard a lot about Bronze Gods and at the time, since it was all praise, I didn t get the urge to read it I am not sorry for reading it though The world holds so much promise that I really want to read the next book and follow this series The first half is slow Sometimes authors start info dumping here, but here you have the opposite You just get glimpses of pretty much every [...]

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    7. WARNING Contains spoilersWhenever I review a book, I come at it from an editorial perspective because I m a medical editor and the habit s ingrained If the editing s poor, it ll jerk me right out of the book, and if the problems are irritating enough, they taint the entire book for me Unfortunately, Bronze Gods fell into the badly edited category, so before I talk about the story line I must indulge in a short rant For those who prefer to remain rant free, skip the next paragraph Ellipses are ef [...]

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    8. This book has been on my bookshelf for what seems like forever and I feel terrible for not reading this until now because it s an amazing book The author is actually Ann Aguirre, a favorite author of mine who has written some of my favorite characters and her husband, Andres This duo has really created a wonderful world here It s Steampunk noir with a touch of a Urban Fantasy feel and some romance thrown in You really get a bit of everything in this story The entire series is based on Janus Mika [...]

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    9. This was not worth my time, my money, my anything 1,5 stars, brutally rounded down It s not a terrible book, by no means, it s OK written, but it s just through and through boring, lacking or less everything I look for in a book There s a murder story why do I keep reading those , there are two investigators who are colleagues but who supposedly develop some chemistry after working together for a couple of years, and there s an odd world The odd world is the only thing I approve of The society [...]

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    10. Four Stars An engaging and entertaining mystery with an amazing duo For Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko, it is proving to be anything but business as usual Tonight, the inspector team has been assigned to investigate the disappearance of a young lady from one of the powerful Houses From the get go, Mikani senses something isn t right with this case Before they know it, they are in deep The young lady turns up murdered in a bizarre machine made of mirrors It isn t a good thing to anger the power [...]

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    11. 4.5So Freaking Good.Is it fair that I m already unhappy there is no sequel when this has been out less than 6 weeks Yes Do I care No I need of Mikani s veneer of insouciance but not really, and his effortless derring do of Ritsuko s clam intellect, unending drive, and levelheadedness And I need it NOW.And to end it like that NOT COOL, AGUIRRES Not cool.

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    12. It pains me to give this a 1 star rating I love Ann Aguirres writing and the worlds that she builds, but this just fell flat The writing is overly complicated maybe that s just me and the pacing is slow I m not going to give up on this author though

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    13. I round up to 4 stars provided the next one delivers a bit of Mikani s story and keeps the good in this one Well written, I liked the characters a lot and love their investigation Action is not her strong but she does convey the fear This series has meant something fresh and light but the first 15% and I do value that Slow romance but that means interest in the next book at least I ll be reading Silver Mirrors soon.Crappy Morse review I know Sorry, no time left.

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    14. 8 February 2016 1.99 on Kindle

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    15. Have second book in hand Is it bad to hope my husband falls asleep early tonight so I can hang with Mikani and Ritsuko again

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    16. 4.5Let s talk about awesomeness.Being very nearly awesome, I can give you some very helpful insight into the world of awesomeness, but I think I should let Celeste Ritsuko and Janus Mikani of the Criminal Investigation Department CID help you.Ritsuko and Mikani live in an old, gold world of magic that s gone peek a boo, with only a hint here and sometimes there.It s a world that was drafted, written about ten years ago Mighty old, thus acquiring awesome might over the years There is attention a [...]

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    17. The Apparatus Infernum series is written by Ann Aguirre and her husband Andres under the pen name A.A Aguirre I m a fan of Ann Aguirre s writing style and I love steampunk so of course I was drawn to this series and I m so glad I found it The authors have created an interesting world that is set in a different realm, one where originally ruled by the Ferishers fae type immortals but invaded by humans The Ferishers were powerful but the humans had numbers and technology on their side and now onl [...]

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    18. Verbal sparring with a velvet touchBronze Gods features a male and female inspector duo set in a fantasy world that is reminiscent of Victorian England but is most definitely a unique world all its own I wouldn t call this steampunk but it did have that sort of steamy, gaslit punk flair to it as there is a melding of magic and technology that creates something new Magic gas punk Oh, dear that won t do either, sounds like a an extreme gastro intestinal upset I honestly don t know how to accuratel [...]

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    19. Didn t finish No rate I m officially throwing in the towel on this one It s too bad because I was really looking forward to its release It was too dense for my mood right now and it turned out to be a murder mystery I m not much a fan of mysteries or crime books Just not my thing I also expected steampunk but that was lacking There were some gadgets and motor cars thrown in but it didn t have the steampunk feel of some other books I ve read Or maybe I ve just read the wrong books This takes pla [...]

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    20. It s been weeks and it s time to admit it, I m not going to finish this book I absolutely hate to say this and can t believe I m saying this because it s co written by Ann Aguirre whose books I adore but this book is boring There s very little suspense, which for a book about two people investigating a series of murders and one person very obviously targeted for murder, is not a good thing Everything about this book gave me a feeling of almost, but not quite I almost feel like I know the main ch [...]

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    21. I am so glad that I saw Bronze Gods on a suggested list on I got it from my local library, hoping for an enjoyable read, and found a wonderful, unexpected gem of a book The world building is awesome the characters and story grab your attention and heart and do not let go As soon as I finished, I knew I would be buying my own copy I checked, and the sequel Silver Mirrors will be out May 2014 which is a very long time to wait I highly recommend this book Bronze Gods has mystery, horror, romance, a [...]

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    22. Elegant and mature writing, an intriguing synopsis, two likeable main characters and yetI m bored I m having a really hard time getting into this one I m not giving up completely, but I ll be putting this book aside for now I will try to finish it later, maybe when I m feeling a little patient.

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    23. I hadn t heard anything about this book before I snagged it from my library s new books shelf, which surprises me I would have thought that one of the book blogs I read would have featured it at some point Bronze Gods sounds like, and indeed is, a very original and refreshing voice in fantasy Its authors Ann and Andres Aguirre, who together form a writing name that is sure to be as close to the beginning of the shelf as possible have written a fairly standalone novel that nevertheless kicks off [...]

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    24. Final rating 4.5 starsGrimspace Sirantha Jax 1 was the first Ann Aguirre book that I read I did not like sci fi I now love reading sci fi Then I heard she was writing a YA dystopian Enclave Book 1 in the Razorland trilogy I was desperate to read that book and see what she could do with YA and it s now one of my all time favorite series My point is that I think Ann Aguirre can write any genre and knock it out of the park.I was excited for Bronze Gods because this was Ann s first foray into steamp [...]

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    25. As a huge fan of Ann Aguirre s work, I was really looking forward to this joint project with her husband However, as I read, I found myself completely unengaged, to the point that if Aguirre s name wasn t on the cover, I would ve slapped a DNF label on this It s hard to put my finger on why the writing isn t completely generic, nor were the characters nor the setting But they didn t engage me either For something that s supposed to be steampunk noir, this felt like secondary world urban fantasy [...]

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    26. 1.5 starsWell it seems as though I only like Aguirre s Sirantha Jax series as all her other series have thus far failed me Which is rather annoying since I was actually looking forward to this series The biggest issue I had with this novel was the way in which it was written The writing style felt purposely complicated and unnecessarily wordy, almost with an air of self importance Which I found funny in a way considering how many typical elements the authors husband wife team chose to include, r [...]

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    27. There weren t a great deal of steampunk elements in this initial foray into the alternate Victorian Bronze Gods world, as the leads Inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko search for the a murderer who is killing young women from prominent Ferisher Fae Houses.I enjoyed watching Mikani and Ritsuko pound the pavement to solve the high profile case, and that, as they pursue the leads together and individually, there were enough clues that I was able to figure out the who done it along with them [...]

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    28. I absolutely loved this book I think this was one of the best books I read this year no I think it is one of the best books I read the story was very complex and the action was very fast paced all in all was the pacing perfect it started good and the speed picked up until it exploded at the endthe world building was amazing the city of Dorstaad is getting alive around you but you never get the feeling that there is too much information or description of something there were interesting gadgets i [...]

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    29. I was quite excited to read this book but had a hard time getting into it and through it The authors failed to show me the story but instead merely told a story that didn t have distinguished characters The dialogue in the story had too many explanations telling you what the characters were doing and these explanations did not add to define the characters nor move the story Often if a book doesn t grab me in the first chapter then it usually fails to hold my interest and this book did not grab m [...]

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    30. I want to write a longer review, and hope I get to it soon, but for now I ll say that it was well done and fun I liked the mystery and the chemistry between the inspectors The world building was a little confusing, it s a hodgepodge of a lot of different mythologies and stories, some work but some seem shoehorned in and a bit odd Phantom But overall it was detailed, really interesting and the characters were just terrific.

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