Friday, September 7, 2012

The Friday Review - The Mercenary by Cornelia Grey

My knowledge of steam punk amounted to one short story when I picked up this little gem--now I'm a die hard fan, as I am of Cornelia Gray's gorgeous writing. 

What a wild ride! The Mercenary combines so many different genres into one fast-paced page-turner. I would have loved to stay longer in this well conceived futuristic society, learning more about Asher and Gabriel and the world they live in. In particular, I want to know more about the Tamers.

The action sequences got my pulse to racing, and the scene of the two heroes in the back room at a bar positively sizzled. I loved Athena, the clockwork owl. And that cover! Whoa! Gorgeous. 

Craving a shorter read that incorporates action, shades of steampunk, and fantastic world-building? Pick up The Mercenary.


  1. Thank you for the great review - I'm really glad you enjoyed the story! Plus, it's always an extra-nice surprise to find new reviews for an old book... :)

  2. Oh wow! Hi, Cornelia! Thanks for stopping by. I actually first posted this review on Goodreads. I've since read Apples and Regret and Wasted Time, which will probably appear her some Friday. Your writing is absolutely gorgeous.