This is a short story, rather than a novel, so you’ll forgive me if my review of it is short and sweet as well. This story serves as a lovely taste of the shared world of Gail Carriger’s three series, the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Finishing School, in terms of both world-building and writing style. The author does both of these well, but since everyone has different tastes, I would not hesitate to recommend this story as an introduction to the curious (pun totally intended).
Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars.
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