Yesterday we looked at one of the founding steampunk novel; today we turn to a newer work. The Bookman is the first book in a new series by Lavie Tidhar. The book’s official page offers this teaser:

When the woman he loves dies at the hands of the mysterious Bookman, young poet Orphan will do anything to bring her back – but how far will you go for love?

Enmeshed in a web of secrets and lies, with a changed England on the brink of revolution, Orphan would have to unravel the secrets of his world, all the while trying to stay alive himself. His journey would taken him from the hidden catacombs of London, through pirate-infested seas, to the mysterious island that may hold the secret to the origin not only of the shadowy Bookman, but of Orphan’s own…


If you’d like to get a taste of The Bookman, you can read the first chapter at Fangtastic.


Here’s a sampling of the reviews available online.

If you’ve read The Bookman, please leave a comment and let us know what you thought of it.