Published by Candlemark & Gleam on December 13, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Steampunk
Source: Received from Publisher via NetGalley
Just when Maddie Angler thinks she's over the death of her longtime boyfriend, Alvin, she discovers that he's not only alive, but he may just be part god. And a killer. Now it's up to her to unite Eight Worlds she didn't even know existed in the first place, before chaos reigns.
Pilgrim of the Sky, a steampunk novel, sees Maddie first lose a lover of five years, Alvin, to an apparent suicide. After an adjustment time and taking care of her lover’s handicapped brother Randy, Maddie decides to move on. With one last trip with Randy to return Alvin’s research to his work, Maddie would find herself in a new astonishing new world. One of many.
As Maddie is thrust into the body of her twain, a drug addicted version of herself and meets Randall who is Randy’s twain and they become entangled in a race to find Alvin.
The first half of this book held me in wonder. The rich description of each exquisite outfit or the floating houses above had mesmerized. I could not wait to explore each new room or character. The characters were easy to follow even in this multidimensional existence.
The second half of the book I felt like I was reading a different book. One in which as long as you know your Greek mythology and watch for deep symbolism you could follow and enjoy, however, it made me feel like it was two separate stories. The pace at which new characters where introduced left me feeling that they could have been more developed. The ending made me feel a bit like she was settling but then again it may have also set itself up for a second book.
I rate Pilgrim of the Sky 3.5 out of 5 Bullets
Booked & Loaded received Pilgrim of the Sky from the publisher via NetGalley.