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As the son of a duke, Jace must marry and serve at court. This is a precarious position in a country at war and on the brink of revolt. He hides his family name to pursue his passion of being an inventor. When one of his inventions, a safe lighting device called the tiboluminator, catches the eye of the military, everyone around him is in mortal danger.

©2019 Reid Minnich (P)2019 Reid Minnich

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Decent Plot

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Minnich does a great job at world building, especially for a steampunk novel which can be extremely taxing. I'm a huge fan of the genre in general. My trouble with this book was getting into the characters; I just wasn't a fan of them. There wasn't anything compelling enough about them to keep my attention or cheer for them. The writing was wonderful, though, and I will definitely give other books written by Minnich a listen/read.

However, I can't deal with the narrator. It sounded like someone reading a book aloud for the first time. From other reviews, it seems like I might be biased having listened to some awesome narrators recently, but I try to remain impartial from one book to the next. I wound up turning on CC on my phone and "reading" it.

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Loved it!

This audio book was great. From the very beginning I was pulled I to this world. The story and characters were excellently written and the narrator did a wonderful job.

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Wonderful sci-fi with great morals

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.*

This is a 4.3 for me.

It took me a while to get into the story but, once it drew mee in, I was hooked.

This sci-fi includes political issues that end up being racial given that the few people in power will try to pull the string to their side. It perfectly depicts how politics do affect every member of the population and how important it is to stand for your ideals.

Ingenious and perfectly relatable, it transported me to another time in history and establishes a clear point: all big changes start with just one person not taking a step back.

Highly recommended.

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a wonderful steampunk Sci-Fi world at war

tiboluminator is an absolutely fantastic adventure, with elements of political intrigue and mystery. It carries with it the duty to be like Sci-fi of old. it is very obvious Reid Minnich spent a lot of time thinking of the correct "techno-babble" so the fantasy science at work appears real.

give this book a listen if you enjoy female protagonists, steampunk, political intrigue, or Sci-Fi.

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I wasn't a huge fan of the characters

The world building was really good, but I found myself getting annoyed at the characters. Overall it was a good listen, and a good story but it fell flat to me.

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Neat story

Reid Minnich’s steampunk novel takes you a short adventure filled with airships, science, love and secrets. It’s a unique world perspective we don’t see much in today’s stories, where the westerners are not the heroes or the dominant society. I found that quite refreshing.

Narrator, Kevin Harding, was a fine narrator. The overall narration sounded “canned” at first, but you forget it as you listen.

Overall a decent story.

This audiobook was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

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well written!

The narration and writing drew me into the story. The author does a wonderful job of building such a detailed world despite the relatively short length of the story. I look forward to reading/listening to more from this author.

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good read

great book. it's hard to find a good narrator on here but this guy dose great.

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  • 06-15-21

Good but could have gone further

I did really enjoy this book. I have given it 4 stars because although the book explores some very interesting topics like political and racial divides in societies I was left wanting while I was reading. I am used to reading series where most resided topics are explored thoroughly and there were missed opportunities. However when the book was finished I felt satisfied and I had a good time reading it.

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  • 02-18-20

Original and unusual story

Not quite one's usual 'steampunk'. An interesting story, well narrated.

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