Today I’m reviewing The Copper Chevalier & the Concerto For Three Cities novella by Emily Owen! Let me know what you think in the comments.
For George and Douglas Abernathy, life is on the up. Their new android-building business is thriving and they are set to move from their clockmaker’s shop in Soho to a spectacular country mansion.
Then, the bombastic General Brassington forces the brothers to create a mechanical soldier to help quell the Indian Mutiny. The resulting steam-powered, clockwork soldier is promptly shipped to India.
The soldier’s mission is clear, he must subdue the rebellious sepoys and uphold the British Empire’s interests. But after becoming embroiled in the struggle, he’s no longer certain who the true enemy is. When the soldier uncovers a plot that could turn the tide of the conflict and alter the nature of warfare, he must decide where his loyalty lies.
Meanwhile, Molly, the brothers’ botanist teenage sister, faces her own challenges while trying to create her dream garden at the family’s new home…
Book 2 in the Abernathy Series.
The Copper Chevalier by Emily Owen is book 2 in the Abernathy series. I absolutely loved book one and was so excited for the opportunity to read book two. Somehow, Emily Owen has managed to make book two even better and I gave five stars to book one!
I love, love, love, the world building in this book and series. It’s a fantastical world set in 1850s London. The blend of realism with the fantastical setting, making this feel absolutely possible. I love books that draw me into the world and this one does just that.
The characters have grown so much since book one. This was a perfect sequel. It builds on the first book, shows more character growth, and is just as fantastic (if not more) as the first book!
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I recommend reading these books in order. 5 stars all around!
Thank you to author Emily Owens for the review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Concerto For Three Cities Novella
Paris, Venice & Athens, 1857
After causing quite a stir in London, ‘The Mechanical Maestro’ accompanies his master, Lord Leyton on his travels abroad. Maestro is eager to experience what new sights and sounds the Continent has to offer, and will no doubt find more than enough inspiration to compose his new concerto about the three major cities he’s to reside at.
But as his master’s past threatens to catch up with him, Maestro must learn to trust his instincts in order to come to his aid. The wider world might be a daunting place, but it’s better when you don’t have to navigate it alone.
Release date: 31st March 2022
Concerto For Three Cities is a short novella in the world of the Abernathy series. I was excited to read more about this world and about the Maestro. You definitely need to read the other books to enjoy this novella, and I highly recommend doing just that. I love novellas that give more insight on stories I already love. Emily Owen’s writing is unique and I can’t wait to read more by her! Highly recommended!
Emily Owen studied English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds, and completed her Masters by Research in 2018. She works as a copywriter and lives in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
She self-published her debut novel The Mechanical Maestro in 2020, which is the first book in her series following the adventures of the Abernathy family and their clockwork creations.
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