Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Silver Mirrors by A.A. Aguirre

I was introduced to the first Apparatus Infernum novel Bronze Gods in November last year and was blown away by the mix of steampunk, crime and fantasy blended together in Bronze Gods by husband and wife writing duo A.A. Aguirre. As well as being awesome books, I think the cover art is stunning too!

The second instalment of the trilogy, Silver Mirrors is out now and continues the story of crime fighting officers Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko. On their last assignment, they ended up disrupting an ancient ritual of powerful, dark magic.

Despite saving the city, the consequences of this appear to have made matters worse. Machines have developed consciousness, elementals are running wild and pirates are mounting more sea-based assaults than ever.

As the crime rate across the land rises, Mikani and Ritsuko embark on an adventure that takes them across the stormy seas and back and sees them facing more dangers than ever before. Silver Mirrors doesn’t hang about and gets straight into the thick of things. It seems as though there is no rest for the two hero detectives.

In the first book, the pair’s relationship seems to be blossoming into something more than just work colleagues, and this is explored further in the story. Alongside a potential romance, there is plenty of investigating to be done and there are lots of strange and unusual crimes for them to look into. The steampunk and fantasy inclusions really make this set of stories unique and a pleasant change from straight laced crime novels (not that I’m averse to those either!)

If this sounds like a book you would enjoy, it would be better if you did read Bronze Gods first, it will definitely be worth it. For any established A.A. Aguirre fans, I would love to know your thoughts on the novels here! Fantasy, crime, steampunk and more; there is something for everyone within the Apparatus Infernum series!

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