The Iron Wyrm Affair

The Iron Wyrm Affair

Lilith Saintcrow / Jul 20, 2019

The Iron Wyrm Affair Emma Bannon forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire has a mission to protect Archibald Clare a failed unregistered mentath His skills of deduction are legendary and her own sorcery is not

  • Title: The Iron Wyrm Affair
  • Author: Lilith Saintcrow
  • ISBN: 9780316201261
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable It doesn t help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon s Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself Or that the conspiracy killing rEmma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable It doesn t help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon s Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs The game is afoot

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        Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old She lives in Vancouver, Washington, in a house full of stray cats and children.


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    1. The most succinct way to describe The Iron Wyrm Affair is "a convoluted mess." It is really disappointing to have looked forward to this book for the last few months only to be let down so thoroughly. Not just let down - I have rarely been so frustrated by a book that I wanted to hurl my Kindle across the room. If the following review sounds confused and incoherent, that is because I just wasted the last few hours of my life reading one of the most incoherent books I've ever had the misfortune t [...]


    2. I don't know exactly what's happening with the summary, but I read 'magic', 'sorceress', and 'London', I'm in.


    3. I did not like the writing style of this at all. It was choppy and jumped all over the place. The changing POVs were confusing because I couldn't always tell at first that they had changed, and the world-building was basically non-existent. I feel like I missed an entire book that actually explained the world, the magic, and all the terms that were randomly thrown at me throughout. There were many scenes that I had to go back and re-read because I realized that I had no idea what I had just read [...]


    4. Emma Bannon is a powerful sorceress in service to the British Empire. When the mutilated corpses of mentaths (super-geniuses) start showing up, she is the only one to link the deaths to a potential threat to Britain itself. She manages to save the last mentath from an assassination attempt, then enlists him to her cause. While Emma investigates the sorcerous conspiracy, Archibald Clare the mentath pounds the pavement looking for clues.Archibald Clare is the weakest part of this book. He's suppos [...]


    5. Sorcery, conspiracy, extreme mental prowess and hey STEAMPUNK!You’d be hard-pressed to find a more action packed ride then The Iron Wyrm Affair. Indeed I was blown away by just how nonstop the pace was with this particular novel. Whenever I think of Victorian London I just picture things moving along at a nice steady civil and proper pace *chuckles* – but how wrong I was – and delightfully so! This alternate Victorian London has a rich world building that I’m happy to say I haven’t com [...]


    6. The plot itself was fine (even interesting by the end) but you could barely see it under the heaving mass of purple prose. The style deployed (selected, I assume, to embody the ornate & power gradation-heavy world) ultimately harms the text as a whole. Unnecessary details make the story and world seem clunky, particularly as the same unnecessary details tend to be repeated nearly verbatim on a regular basis. I understood that Bannon's face was "childlike" the first time around and didn't fin [...]


    7. I listened to this book on audio, and it was definitely a distinctive read. I have to say that while I enjoyed it, it was challenging to listen to. I found it hard to visualize some concepts. I honestly have no brain for mechanical concepts, so listening to descriptions of the mecha devices was difficult for me. I decided to stop analyzing and go with it. Not worry about trying to get a crystal clear image of those parts of the story, but just enjoy what I could understand. The ideas were intere [...]


    8. Ahh, I fell for the 'This cover looks real neat, maybe the story will be too' trap again. I have to stop doing that. But then, it wasn't just the cover that pulled me in, it was the synopsis too. I mean Alternate Victorian London? Steampunk? Sorcery? Sherlock Holmes influenced? I was in.It gave me everything I expected, alright, but all in an inferior and poorly written way. London became Londonium, Queen Victoria became Queen Victrix, her husband, Prince Alberich. Mayfair became Mayefair. And t [...]


    9. A really well done, exciting new mystery/steampunk series! Really a steampunk/alt history set in Victorian Brittania, the reader is thrown into the middle of the story when Emma Bannon, a Prima sorceress along with her guardian Shield, Mikal, rescue Archibald Clare, a mentath (a logic is his life, very aspergers-like in manner, Sherlockian detective.) There's no backstory, so you're figuring out the past of all three as you go, which makes this book fascinating since by the end you are left wond [...]


    10. 2.5 stars. The premise was good, the steampunk fascinating, however, the book failed to hold my attention. I considered not finishing it, but continued reading. The last part was the best part of the novel. The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow had everything going for it: A beautiful cover, Victorian background, sorcery and magic, steampunk gadgets and machines, and some mythical creatures. The world is richly detailed and the characters are intriguing. Unfortunately, the book fell flat for [...]


    11. Iron Wyrm got off to a bad start. What others have claimed is a 'nod' to Holmes, I suspect would have Guy Ritchie asking for the return of his intellectual property, "Watson watch what happens when I play chromatic scales to the fruit-flies" I cringed when they mentioned Clare's nemesis 'Dr Vance' the only thing missing was a criminal love-interest who looked like Rachel McAdams.This poor beginning wasn't helped by the clunky introduction to the world of Britannia. Saintcrow takes the D&D ap [...]


    12. I wasn't quite sure about this book in the first few pages, then noticed I was 50 pages further in and loving it. Saintcrow has done an excellent job of world-building with this highly imaginative alternate reality Earth (and she does it through showing and not telling, thankfully.) There is a lot of here, here!Set in early Victorian times, Iron Wyrm melds steampunk technology with magic, the laws of which are firmly rooted in geomancy. Geomancy is a system of magical practice that ties the stre [...]


    13. *Genre* Alternative History, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy*Rating* 3.0*First Thoughts*The Iron Wyrm Affair is the first book in a new series called Bannon and Clare. Emma Bannon is a forensic (Prima) sorceress who is employed by the crown of Britannia to look into nefarious activities and protect the Queen from anyone that attempts to harm her or the country in any way. Dr. Archibald Clare is an unregistered Mentath, or one who is used to using his brain to calculate all sorts of equations and try to [...]


    14. I generally like Lilith Saintcrow as an author, but something about this story just didn't work for me this time. This is a world where sorcerers and sorceresses are real and wield dark and strange magics. At the opposite end of the spectrum are the Mentaths, people dedicated to total logic for whom sorcery is the ultimate anathema. Emma Bannon is a Prime sorceress, dedicated to serving the Empire of Queen Victrix, the living embodiment of Britannia. Archibald Clare is a bored mentath who become [...]


    15. The Iron Wyrm Affair is an original alternative-Victorian London that barrels along at a rapid pace, without choking on any of the overused steampunk gadget cliches. (No goggles! No dirigibles! Thank you!) Saintcrow's variant of Queen Victoria is in danger from powermongerers on all sides - among family, nobles, sorcerers, mentaths, and the surprising controllers of the ironworks (called Werks here). Like Bookyurt, I adored the mentaths, who are a glorious society-wide tribute to Sherlock Holmes [...]


    16. I really, really liked this book and was undecided between 4 and 5 Stars but maybe that was just because I am in between the elemental assassin -series and this book is quite differentthe characters here are really interesting and it took me a while to get into the world. Lilith Saintcrow does a perfect job on explaining the world during the series - that has the disadvantage that you will be slightly confused at the beginning but you don't have to read through explanations of things which are [...]


    17. Original Post at FANGS, WANDS and FAIRY DUST on 9/4/2012 THE IRON WYRM AFFAIR: Complex and UnpredictableTHE IRON WYRM AFFAIRLilith SaintcrowOrbit; 1 edition (August 7, 2012)Available as a Paperback of 320 pagesAlso available as an E-BookKindle: 550 KB 324 pagesSold by: Hachette Book GroupPrint ARC obtained at BEA; No remuneration exchanged and all opinions herein are my own unless otherwise noted. Sorcery. Seduction. Deduction. Archibald Clare is a detective of truly uncanny abilities-a mentath, [...]


    18. Steampunk, dragons, conspiracies galore! If there is one author I can depend on for amazingly well crafted world building, it would be Ms. Saintcrow. She impresses me again with this Steampunk work. The words she uses here require quite a bit of contextual learning. I felt my brain chugging along trying to relate new terms and figure out their meanings. The complexity she adds with three different forces trying to overthrow the Empire is quite ambitious. Two of them were very clear and well buil [...]



    19. DNF'd at 13% (start of Chapter 6)I've had this in my TBR for years and I was really excited to read this. An homage to Sherlock Holmes with an urban fantasy twist (possibly steampunk?) sounds like something I would love.Unfortunately, I had a really hard time following what was happening here. Other reviews mention the difficulty reading it but I found everything flowed nicely--it just didn't tell you anything important. You know when your eyes follow the words but nothing absorbed? I even start [...]


    20. alright I read the first chapter and I'm just not feeling it so I'm going to go pick something elseThis looks pretty interesting actually, and like a short read. I think I might read this this month. Fast book to add to my challenge lol


    21. Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.Dudes, I was SO excited about this. I mean, look at that cover! Steampunk awesomeness surely awaits within, right? Well, sort of, depending on what you're looking for, but not so much for me. I, sadly, spent most of the book bored, though occasionally hopeful after a promising bit. All of that promise didn't ever turn into anything more concrete.Let's start with the pleasant aspects, shall we? Saintcrow's steampunk world building is intense. She has cr [...]


    22. Well, to be honest, this is the first book for which I have downloaded a sample to my Kindle, bought the full book, and then had an unsatisfying reading experience. Usually the samples are enough to filter out books I won't like. I don't often write bad reviews for books, but I'm going to make an exception for this one.The Iron Wyrm Affair is set in a Victorian London-esque fantasy world. It chronicles how a sorceress called Emma Bannon and a "mentath" called Archibald Clare (basically Sherlock [...]


    23. The Iron Wyrm Affair is one of the best steampunk books I've read in a long time. Steampunk is a ridiculously hard genre to write, because oftentimes authors will overuse words such as gears, clockwork, corsets, mechanical contraptions, etc. I felt that The Iron Wyrm Affair was this fantastical adventure book that happened to be set in an alternate history where steam and clockworks just happened to exist. Lilith Saintcrow has many books in many genres under her belt, but this was her first stea [...]


    24. Emma Bannon is not a lady. Short brown curls bounce over a "childlike" face, her manner is commanding. Hats clear her vision, boots are serviceable, pretty dresses suffer from attacks. The Sorceress Prime of the Black Discipline serves new Queen Alexandrina Victrix. Huge gryphons "We are hungry" for human blood p 284 pull the royal coach, and play vital role in resolution. Her murmer at the climax "Who dies next?" drops "into a sudden rustling silence" "Who?" p 288, signifies the bloodthirsty na [...]


    25. THE IRON WORM AFFAIR is one of those books that plays vividly across the mind’s eye, unfolding like a movie in all of it’s fantastic and creepy detail. Clockwork horses, flying carriages, gangs of flashboys with their augmented limbs, stilted mentaths using science to impose order on the world around them even as sorcerors defy all natural laws. Rather than adding fantastical and steampunk elements to familiar history, Saintcrow adds a few drops of the familiar into her own witch’s brew of [...]


    26. Eh more like 1 1/2. There were a few really spectacular descriptive bits-- Bannon's Ride, for instance, and the description of Emma's conservatory-- and I liked the conceit of Victrix/Britannia, but so much of the book was just so shallow and unfocused.Yes, I get that it's an alternate Victorian England, but there's a LOT more to world-building than a penchant for spelling things oddly. (And seriously now "sopha"? That doesn't even make etymological SENSE, unless it's a couch expressly for menta [...]


    27. After finishing Lilith Saintcrow's Jill Kismet series, I was excited to find this series. At first, there was a bit of eye-rolling and groaning in my part as one of the main characters- Archibald Clare- was first described in the book. My first impression of him was that he was a unimaginative knock-off of Sherlock Holmes. Both shared an uncanny capability at deductions, was occupying oneself in off the wall experiments, and even smoked a pipe. Like Sherlock, Clare is talk and lanky with a stand [...]


    28. I wasn't sure what to expect with The Iron Wyrm Affair, but having read and enjoyed Saintcrow's Dante Valentine and Jill Kismet series I wanted to give it a try. The Iron Wyrm Affair proved to be an amazing adventure introducing fascinating characters, an amazing steam punk world, and compelling storyline that kept the reader eagerly turning the pages. Saintcrow did an amazing job at developing the Emma character slowly hinting at her past, her uneasy relationship with her protector, and her unf [...]


    29. A complex magic system, a subtle but effective steampunk society, a pair of fully-fleshed and complicated characters, and a plot that demands readers keep up or be left behind it wasn't perfect, but it was a damned fun read.


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