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Dreadnought by Cherie Priest

Dreadnought (edition 2010)

by Cherie Priest

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Authors:Cherie Priest
Info:Tor Books (2010), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 400 pages
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Dreadnought by Cherie Priest

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Same as her first book, I tried, but i was just far too bored and couldn't find any bond with the characters or interest in what was going on, even during the more "intense" parts. Stopped reading with 100 pages to go. ( )
  PoesRaven42 | Feb 5, 2018 |
Another great steampunk adventure. Cherie Priest does not disappoint. In some ways, this felt like a bridge novel to connect her other novels in this story universe together, but it's so well done, I didn't mind. ( )
  CorbettBuchly | Jun 9, 2017 |
A steampunk journey across a Civil War era USA starring a strong female lead and an exploration of an alternative history. While it is a sequel to Boneshaker, it is not similar to the first book at all. Completely different characters and a different tone. Dreadnought is all about Mercy and her journey to Seattle. It discusses many political issues at the time in a glancingly way as it focuses mostly on a woman's plight of travelling alone, divided factions, and the war. The first three quarters of the book is a bit slow. The ending then comes a bit too quickly. This is more of a backstory of a new character in the series to set up the next book. ( )
  renbedell | Nov 14, 2016 |
I have the same beef with this latest Clockwork Century novel as I had with the first: No D'enouement. If broken down into strips and pieces, Dreadnought is a wonderfully animated tale. Colorful characters, alt-Civil War drama, machinery bordering on the epic, and a strong protagonist mean nothing--NOTHING--if there is no delivery.

The story's conclusion left me aghast with frustration. Just. Like. Boneshaker.
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  apomonis | Jun 2, 2016 |
A very entertaining entry into the mystery-on-a-train genre.
I loved Mercy as a character - an unflaggingly strong and brave nurse who, recently widowed, is on a quest to cross the continent in wartime to see her estranged father.

It's a sequel to Boneshaker, but that's not completely obvious until the very end - and the end, I felt, was a little too abrupt - I wanted to know what happens! I know a third book is on the way... ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
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Down in the laundry room with the bloody-wet floors and the ceiling-high stacks of sheets, wraps, and blankets, Vinita Lynch was elbows-deep in a vat full of dirty pillowcases because she'd promised-she'd sworn on her mother's life-that she'd find a certain windup pock watch belonging to Private Hugh Morton before the device was plunged into a tub of simmering soapy water and surely destroyed for good.
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endless civil war
a brave nurse crosses the country
zombies are hungry

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Mercy Lynch is just a frustrated nurse who wants to see her father before he dies. But she'll have to survive both Union intrigue and Confederate opposition if she wants to make it off the Union-operated, Tacoma-bound "Dreadnought" alive.

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