Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon (Gideon Smith, #2)

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon (Gideon Smith, #2)
  • David Barnett
  • English
  • 02 November 2017
  • 0765334259

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Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon (Gideon Smith, #2) Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire, a teeming metropolis where steam power is king and airships ply the skies, and where Queen Victoria presides over three quarters of the known world including the east coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775.Young Gideon Smith has seen things that no green lad of Her Majesty s dominion should ever experience Through a series of incredible events Gideon has become the newest Hero of the Empire But Gideon is a man with a mission, for the dreaded Texas pirate Louis Cockayne has stolen the mechanical clockwork girl, Maria, along with a most fantastical weapon a great brass dragon that was unearthed beneath ancient Egyptian soil Maria is the only one who can pilot the beast, so Cockayne has taken girl and dragon off to points east.Gideon and his intrepid band take to the skies and travel to the American colonies hot on Cockayne s trail Not only does Gideon want the machine back, he has fallen in love with Maria Their journey will take them to the wilds of the lawless lands south of the American colonies to free Texas, where the mad King of Steamtown rules with an iron fist literally , where life is cheap and honor even cheaper.Does Gideon have what it takes to not only save the day but win the girl David Barnett s Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop the ultimate Victoriana steampunk mash up New Read Books Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon (Gideon Smith, #2) Author David Barnett – passionbusiness.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon (Gideon Smith, #2)

  1. Bob Milne says:

    The first Gideon Smith adventure was one of my top 3 reads for 2013 Exciting, adventurous, and exceptionally well told, Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl was part steampunk science fiction, part old fashioned horror story, and part penny dreadful romp around the world I enjoyed every aspect of it, from the concept to the characters, and came away wantingFortunately, not only was there room for a sequel, but the cliffhanger ending absolutely that demanded it.Here we are, just over a y The first Gideon Smith adventure was one of my top 3 reads for 2013 Exciting, adventurous, and exceptionally well told, Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl was p...

  2. Andy says:

    We start with a scene straight out of the lost world Insert Jurassic World for you youngsters I eagerly anticipate Doug Mc Lure to save the day instead we are introduced to a coal fired hydraulically adapted Charles Darwin Such wonderful imaginings And we re offThe gang returns with Aloysius Bent, red top tabloid journalist personified much to enjoy about his direct mannerisms whilst Gideon Smith, the hero, is a littlereserved reluctant, thrust as it is into th We start with a scene straight out of the lost world Insert Jurassic World for you youngsters I eagerly anticipate Doug Mc Lure to save the day instead we are introduced to a coal fired hydraulically adapted Charles Darwin Such wonderful imaginings And we re offThe gang returns with Aloysius Bent, red top tabloid journalist personified much to enjoy about his direct mannerisms whilst Gideon Smith, the hero,...

  3. Fantasy Literature says:

    Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon is David Barnett s steampunk follow up to Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl, and continues that first book s solidly entertaining plot, even as it shares a few of the same missteps As this is a direct sequel, there will be spoilers for the first book, so readers beware.In book one, Gideon is proclaimed the Hero of the Empire for his part in saving London and Queen Victoria from an attack using a magical techn...

  4. Tabitha (Pabkins) says:

    Another fine adventure, Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon takes our young adventurer to the Americas where he visits New York and sets off for Steamtown, Texas aka San Antonio chasing after Louis Cockayne who stole the Brass Dragon with Maria piloting it Steamtown which has seceded from British America is ruled by a madman obsessed with steam technology and there is a world of trouble all over this wild west type setting for Gideon and company to get into.A constant change of scenery and pers Another fine adventure, Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon takes our young adventurer to the Americas where he visits New York and sets off for Steamtown, Texas aka San Antonio chasing after Louis Cockayne who stole the Brass Dragon with Maria piloting it Steamtown which has seceded from British America is ruled by a madman obsessed with steam technology and there is a world of trouble all over this wild west type setting for Gideon and company to get into.A constant change of scenery and perspectivesWhile there was a large cast in the first book, this one blows it out of the water with how frequently the perspectives jump around This wasn t necessarily a bad thing but I could see how it might be offputting to some readers if they prefer books where they follow around just one or two characters Myself however, whenever I encounter a book that has a large cast of characters I start keeping track of them in my reviews with mini descriptions o...

  5. Alasdair Stuart says:

    Gideon Smith is a hero of the Empire now, after his role in saving London from the Brass Dragon That s the official version anyway The truth is farcomplex Gideon, while trained now, is still untested More importantly, he s a hero Of The Empire, meaning he goes where he s told But, when he s called to assist in a matter in New York, Gideon finds himself crossing paths with the treacherous Louis Cockayne once again.Mechanical Girl is a fantastically smart, fun piece of steampunk and her Gideon Smith is a hero of the Empire now, after his role in saving London from the Brass Dragon That s the official version anyway The truth is farcomplex Gideon, while trained now, is still untested More importantly, he s a hero Of The Empire, meaning he goes where he s told But, when he s called to assist in a matter in New York, Gideon finds himself crossing paths with the treacherous Louis Cockayne once again.Mechanical Girl is a fantastically smart, fun piece of steampunk and here, with the worldbuilding out of the way, David rolls his sleeves up and cranks every, presumably brass,...

  6. Paul says:

    Dinosaurs, heliostats, and mechanical girlsIt s got everything you could want, but there s a point in this book where it s just too much It s like if you loved candy, and somebody fed you candy until you were sick Steampunk, dinosaurs, cowboys, Egyptian magic and ninjasI enjoyed it at first, and would still read it again, but yeah too much of a good thing.Oh, and a note on the ebook version the formatting is terrible Just awful It s not just that some...

  7. edifanob says:

    The steampunk adventure of Gideon Smith and Maria, the mechanical girl continues with action and mystery in an alternate America and the Lost World of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.I liked it as much as the first book Now I look forwad to ...

  8. Vanessa says:

    After the exciting events of GIDEON SMITH AND THE MECHANICAL GIRL , Gideon has been dubbed the Hero of the Empire by Queen Victoria, and sent off on quests that only heros can accomplish Gideon isn t quite sure what it means to be a hero, other than his stories end up in the penny dreadful World Marvels Wonders, as recounted by Mr Bent, the journalist who follows Gideon around.The one assignment Gideon is waiting for is the one that means he can search for the missing brass dragon Apep a After the exciting events of GIDEON SMITH AND THE MECHANICAL GIRL , Gideon has been dubbed the Hero of the Empire by Queen Victoria, and sent off on quests that only heros can accomplish Gideon isn t quite sure what it means to be a hero, other than his stories end up in the penny dreadful World Marvels Wonders, as recounted by Mr Bent, the journalist who follows Gideon around.The one assignment Gideon is waiting for is the one that means he can search for the missing brass dragon Apep and the clockwork girl he loves, Maria He gets his chance when Apep is spotted over Texas, and Gideon heads toward America.However, America is not the one you and I are familiar with the Japanese run California, the Brit...

  9. Wendy says:

    What a cracking read I knew I d set course for a rollicking adventure of epic proportion from the get go when I read that Charles Darwin had shipwrecked the Mayflower on a Jurassic Park style Island, and I discovered he was fuelled by a furnace in his abdomen fed tiny bits of coal Yes, this is a tale where imagination knows no bounds And that s only the beginning.Very soon, a magnificent woman in her flying machine will ferry a team across the globe to complete a quest to save the girl a mech What a cracking read I knew I d set course for a rol...

  10. Bad Cookie says:

    This was an exciting story When I read the synopsis on the back of the book, I wasn t sure I d like it That was mainly because of the idea of a human being in love with something that with the exception of her brain isn t human It seemed a little odd to me but as I read, I found myself warming to the idea In the world these characters live in, it seems that this kind of couple though not accepted by everyone islikely to be tolerated than they would be in our reality Sometimes, I m This was an exciting story When I read the synopsis on the back of the book, I wasn t sure I d like it That was mainly because of the idea of a human being in love with something that with the exception of her brain isn t human It seemed a little odd to me but as I read, I found myself warming to the idea In the world these characters live in, it seems that this kind of couple though not accepted by everyone islikely to be tolerated than they would be in our reality Sometimes, I m not enthusiastic about the presence of romance in the books I read, but it didn t overwhelm the story It was just the right amount mixed with loads of action gunfights, mechanical dr...