Title: The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter (2014)
Author: Rod Duncan
Series: Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #1 (Series Tracker)
In this steampunk series-starter, protagonist Elizabeth Barnabus uses the powers of illusion and deception to evade capture while simultaneously solving the mysterious disappearance of a missing aristocrat. While never crossing the threshold from “good” to “great,” The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter tells a compelling story in a fresh world with a likable heroine. I think I’d like to see how this series plays out…moving on to book 2!
★★★¾ out of 5