A steam-punk action-adventure tale set in the city of a previous series by Wells. This/these stories are independent. Strong, independent but not-yet self-assured female lead. Excellent story telling.
Early Wells work. Her voice has improved since. Still, fans of her Murderbot diaries may be disappointed that the self-depreciating humor and snarky inner dialogue of Murderbot aren’t there.
Unfortunately, I lost my notes, and while this is a good story I’m not inclined to re-read it just to pepper my review with quotes from the story, as is my normal practice.