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April 9, 2016

Steampunk Sundays: Merciless Reason by Oisin McGann

Series: The Wildenstern Saga 3
Format: eGalley
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Open Roan Teen & Tween
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Steampunk | Young Adult

There s no such thing as escaping the Wildensterns... It's been three years since Nathaniel Wildenstern left Ireland and his ruthless family behind. But no one turns his back on the Wildensterns, the powerful family controlling what was once the British Empire. While Nate s been gone, one of his maniacal cousins has been hard at work researching engimals the bizarre living machines with the brains of animals with the intent of creating the ultimate new species. When Nate learns what his cousin has been up to, he knows he must return and put a stop to it. But in his absence, his clan has become even more despised for its merciless hunger for power. For Nate to succeed, he'll have to return in secret because wherever the Wildensterns go, violence and betrayal are sure to follow.



Right now, I don't know if MERCILESS REASON is the last The Wildenstern Saga novel, I hope not because I haven't had enough of these loonies, or the end of an overarching arc. Regardless of the case, this is how you end things! With much explosion, high body count, and jaw dropping revelations that both damn and redeem characters.

Talking about what happened won't make much sense unless you're a follower of the series. But in case you are, here's what: Nate and Garald survived, the former is in exile, and the latteer is the current family patriarch. Gerald also turned for the worse, our genius is now a mad scientist, apathetic, cautious, prepared, but definitely beatable. They eventually faced off and their confrontation leveled the family to say the least. The Wildenstren Saga and it's proud dynastic clan will never be the same after this. 

Oisin McGann is such an amazing storyteller! He's a man's man in that he choreographed the fight scenes with so much blood and gore and spared no detail. I was doing fist pumps and totally absorbed by the whole thing. Aside from being a splendid action man, OMcGann finally revealed the mystery behind his enigmals, these fascinating creatures that's the soul of The Wildenstern Saga. It's a clever paradox, very unique, and clearly inspired by great beasts that are now lost to us.

If you're a lover of historical sci-fi fantasy, I highly recommend this series. And don't even get intimidated by the Steampunk label, you won't be overwhelmed with talks of gadgets and nifty gears. OMcGann has a different take on the genre that's unlike the usual but enthralling nonetheless.










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22 comments:

  1. I like it when you really love a series and it goes out on a high note. Great review Braine.

    Grace

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  2. Is this M/M romance or am I mistaking friendship for love??? Also, have you ever watched the movie Maurice? It's breathtakingly beautiful!

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    1. No MM here and the romance is more told than shown. The author doesn't really dwell on that kind of relationship. I'll have to check Maurice

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  3. Historical sci.fi fantasy...I have no idea :D

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  4. I'm so happy you continue to love this series, Braine! One day... I'll get to it, too ;)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Don't we all say that. So many great books, not enough hours and heads to read them all!

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  5. Yep, need to read these eventually. Glad it gave you a thrill ride to the end.

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    1. I love how evenly paced it is too. Never a dull moment even when they're just doing nothing

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  6. Well, once again you are opening my eyes to a series I would've missed otherwise. I love the sound of the high-body-count & explosions & mind shattering revelations as a means to wrap things up. I'm definitely checking it out - thanks, lovely <3

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    1. You're welcome, I hope you end up enjoying his world :)

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  7. yay for another great book and it's nice to find an awesome steampunk book, I didn't know about this one

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    1. Try him! The books are cheap here in the US, I hope it is in France too. It's really good!

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  8. Probably not my type of book but glad you liked it.

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  9. I hope it's not the last book then as you seem to love this series so much! But it does sound like a great ending! I enjoy endings like that too. I am not a fan of too much gore in books, so I don't think that part would be for me. Great review!

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    1. I'm so weird, I love it in books but I cringe when I see it onscreen. I guess I process things in reverse

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  10. I love your reviews of these books! I definitely need to get the first one and read it.

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  11. Oh my, YES! I love the sounds of this. I am so far behind in reading... wonder if it's in audio. ;) Thank you!

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