The Emperors Railroad (Dreaming Cities #1) review ✓ 104

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The Emperors Railroad (Dreaming Cities, #1) review ✓ 104 × Global war devastated the environment a zombie like plague wiped out much of humanity and civilization as we once understood it came to a standstill But that was a thousand years ago and the world is now a very different placeConflict between city states is constIntriguing story of a ruined Earth where the remaining humans are determined to survive Publishers Weekly“Entertaining and exciting If grim dark is your thing then this is a great read for you” – Bull SpecAt the Publisher's reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applie. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewSo the book starts off with a zombie scene But it's not really a zombie book Abney our narrator is looking back and telling the story almost a folk tale about how he and his mother traveled from New Karlville after its devastation by zombies through rough and dangerous country in the company of a knight This knight uinn has Abney fascinated since there aren't many knights anyReally the book is a post apocalyptic tale with science acting like magic to those who aren't in the know like the reader is What caused this apocalypse is never uite spelled out but it has left the world a dangerous place with walled cities to keep out the undead or are they undead really dragons roaming the wilds and angels giving dispensation to their chosen ones and smiting those who displease them I'm having a bit of a problem with the trend toward novellas While novellas are generally long enough to set up an interesting idea too often I find that they end with me wanting to know It's like a really good meal with too small portions That's the case for me and this book There's clearly a ton of backstory that's only alluded to uinn the knight is sort of a post apocalyptic version of Shane of the wild west traveling alone getting mixed up with people's lives but then walking away again while a boy runs after him wishing he'd stay The Mysterious Stranger is a trope that I don't mind necessarily but I wanted to learn about what made this world tick This book could have been an interlude in a longer work uite easily I believe that there's another novella to come The Ghoul King so maybe I'll get my wish and get to spend time with this interesting enigmatic knight

Guy Haley ↠ 4 review

Global war devastated the environment a zombie like plague wiped out much of humanity and civilization as we once understood it came to a standstill But that was a thousand years ago and the world is now a very different placeConflict between city states is constant superstition is rife and machine relics mutant cr. Actual rating 382457896 stars More or less and stuff⚠️ Friendly warning this review might or might not be ever so slightly longer than the novella it is about You're welcomeZombies and dragons and knights oh myMy Little BarnaclesPlease allow me to introduceSlightly Improbable Book of the Year SIBotY™ #2 First there was City of Lights with its dubious mix of Sci Fi and full on UF Now we have The Emperor's Railroad with its fishy combination of Fantasy stuff and Dystopian stuff and Horror stuff And as disastrous as this recipe might sound it bloody works Now that's some pretty glorious cooking if you ask me See Even Julia Child seems to agree with me about this one From the tomb too which makes her approval super extra special and stuffSo let's see what do we have here A post apocalyptic US setting Which sounds about as exciting as a world without me and my murderous crustaceans in it I know But have a little trust my Little Barnacles If I say this book is slightly awesome then it obviously is Anyone who tells you otherwise undoubtedly needs to have his or her little head examined But I digress Okay where were we Oh yes the Not Non Exciting Post Apocalyptic US Setting NNEPAUSS™ So this slightly screwed up world has been brought about by a war insert yawns of utter disinterest and total indifference here Oh will you shut your Little Barnacle mouths for a minute and let me explain We're never going to get this review over with if you keep interrupting me you know view spoilerBut hey if you want to keep blah blah blah ing to death feel free It's not like I'm still listening to you or anything hide spoiler

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The Emperors Railroad Dreaming Cities #1Eatures and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble the land Watching over all are the silent Dreaming Cities Homes of the angels bastion outposts of heaven on Earth Or so the church claims Very few go in and nobody ever comes outUntil nowHaley serves up eual helpings of horror fantasy adventure and SF in this stark. This is a short story or novella and it reads like one a slice of a post apocalyptic fantasy tale with angels dragons zombies and knights An enjoyable story told to us through the eyes of a 12 year old boy