Susan Boulton Teresa Edgerton Sam Primeau
- Title: Oracle
- Author: Susan Boulton Teresa Edgerton Sam Primeau
- ISBN: null
- Page: 234
- Format: Kindle Edition
Fully realised characters, twists, thrilling narrative, and a touch of the divine I challenge anyone who picks up Oracle to put it down again without having read all the way through to the end Ian Whates Political intrigue and power wrangling, seers and science, industrial revolutions and grand engines, elegant design and a whole head of steam Kim Lakin Smith In Fully realised characters, twists, thrilling narrative, and a touch of the divine I challenge anyone who picks up Oracle to put it down again without having read all the way through to the end Ian Whates Political intrigue and power wrangling, seers and science, industrial revolutions and grand engines, elegant design and a whole head of steam Kim Lakin Smith In a time of dangerous unrest, Captain Pugh Avinguard has been delegated to protect Lord Joshua Calvinward, author of a controversial bill that makes him a target for political extremists A train crash, a riot, and assassination in the High Forum all threaten to plunge the country of Timeholm into chaos But Pugh s own past is about to crash into his present, with the reappearance of his beloved ex wife, Claire Robbed of identity and sanity by a mysterious religious order, The Inner Ring, Clare has been transformed into Oracle, a Glimpser , whose prophecies predict even tumultuous events to come.
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I'm really enjoying Oracle so far. Magic, steam engines, politics, intrigue, madness and love. The start is good but for me it really picks up at about a quarter of the way through and becomes really gripping.----And now I've finished, a full(er) review:This book is very clever, which is to say (in part) that it demands a fair bit of attention from the reader in order to follow what's going on and who's doing what. This isn't a bad thing: the world is rich, the politics interesting, and the auth [...]
Oracle by Susan BoultonI must admit that I was drawn to this novel by reading the first chapter and getting acquainted with the Oracle; a character; who reminded me of another character in something I recently read. In Diamond Eyes by A.A. Bell there is a blind girl not quite blind who sees the past (not the future) and rambles on about things and is generally ignored. But where Oracle is allowed to roam and live off the charity of others Mira was institutionalized and often kept sedated. Both a [...]
Oracle is an excellent first novel, although it is a bit different so it took me a while to get into the swing of it. This comes partly from the setting, roughly comparable to the high point of the British Empire, with all its flaws and hardships although set in a alternative world. The characters that come with it also have names that to start with seem a bit odd, but soon settle in, as does the world.The story itself is fresh (well at least for me), dealing with politics and religion as much a [...]
I really enjoyed Oracle. Hand on heart, I wasn't sure if I would - I'm not hugely into political stories, more character focused and wasn't sure if I'd keep up with the story.Actually, I had no problem. There is a large cast of characters but they are distinct from each other, and nicely drawn. Claire/Oracle draws us in from the beginning, even in the desperate straits she is in. Pugh grew as the book went on from someone who seemed a little lost to a fully rounded character. However, for me, th [...]
I have to admit I struggled a little with Oracle, but it's taken a while to work out why. The set-up, the opening chase, the definite sense of foreboding that comes with Oracle's prophecies - all of that led into the promise of a tightrope walk between political and social revolution and catastrophe, and then seemed to lose its focus as soon as Oracle left the derailed train. The biggest problem is that (for me at least) the sides of the debate that is central to the plot aren't clearly defined. [...]
Susan Boulton’s Oracle is a fantasy set in an imaginary land with distinct similarities to nineteenth century Great Britain. A long time supporter of SFF forums and a keen participant in online discussions etc, this is Susan’s debut novel, published by the increasingly successful Tickety Boo Press.Pugh Avinguard is detailed to aid and protect noted political heavyweight Lord Joshua Calvinward. Meanwhile, a special bill in the land’s Forum is setting the classes against one another, a bill [...]
It took a little while for me to click with Oracle, because this densely written style requires a little adjustment, and because the book throws you into the action (good) but also introduces you to a new world, new concepts and a large array of characters (several of them POV characters) in a very short space of time. It is, however, one of the great delights of the book that as you continue reading you start to find order amongst the chaos, and to sort the people in the story out with regard t [...]
Susan Boulton’s gaslight fantasy novel 'Oracle' was an interesting ride. I hadn’t read any gaslight before, so this was definitely something new for me. I was immediately smitten by Susan’s prose and her characters, especially the title character Claire/Oracle, a women caught in a current she can’t always control. As Oracle, the character blurts out seemingly random snippets of prophecy at deliciously inappropriate moments, and as Claire she struggles to reclaim her past and come to grip [...]
The pacing was a little off, but a fine read. Proper review to come later.
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