Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Review- The Wizard of Oz: A Steampunk Adventure by S.D. Stewart

The Wizard of Oz: A Steampunk Adventure by S.D. Stewart


This book surprised me. I really liked it. I thought it was an imaginative reworking of the original story. I think I chose a good one for my first foray into the steampunk genre.

18 year old Dorothy Gale leaves Kansas to go in search of her father within the Autralis penal colony, or OZ. He was kidnapped by one of its inhabitants in want of Gale's weapon 10 years earlier by goons in New Kansas, Tazmania who also killed her mother and left her an orphan.  Within the Outcast Zone, Dorothy finds a "Scarecrow" and "Woodsman" automatons to help her, as well as a Lion and some Munch-kin. Her quest to get to the Wizard and find her father is not an easy one. There are many obstacles, murder attempts and plots to use her. 

It was a lot of fun to see how this story would end and find the parallels with the original story. Lots of fun. Can't wait for the next installment. This one ended with a bit of a cliffhanger.

Source: e-galley from author for review

Happy Reading!
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reading Mari. Glad you had fun. -- S.D. Stuart

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