A review by eatingbrains
Clockwork Boys, by T. Kingfisher

adventurous dark funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I will very likely be making my way through the majority of T. Kingfisher's (and perhaps even the Ursula Vernon) backlog this year since I haven't had a single miss yet.

Also, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate "older" characters who actually act their age (or at least somewhat believably so).  The main female is 30, one of the main male characters is 37.

The worldbuilding was interesting though somewhat sparse (what's the deal with the gods?, what's the reason for the war?, what's the deal with demons?), and the back and forth between the ragtag bunch on a suicide mission was hilarious.  I do think that it didn't need to be split into two volumes since it ends pretty abruptly.  I would have happily read more than a thousand pages in this series.

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