The wheels and cogs of the Great Iron War keep turning. Resistance keeps resisting and the Iron Emperor with his mighty Regime is powering on with force.
The Resistance has barely nursed its wounds from the recapture of Blackout, and it is now looking to another, tougher target: the massive steam-powered railway gun known as the Landquaker. They call the vast railroad the Iron Wall, and that mounted barrel is its only sentry. It does not need another.
Blackout was a sitting duck, but the Landquaker is a moving target, and not only one that shoots back, but one that shoots first. The Resistance turns to old allies and new friends, from the land-loving tribes to the land-roving biker gangs. It will need every soldier it can muster.
The Landquaker was designed with a singular purpose: a monstrous gun to hold back a multitude of monsters. Except this time the multitude mans that weapon, and in its hands the land is not the only thing that will quake.
Landquaker is the 4th book in The Great Iron War series of dusty magnificent steampunk, featuring characters I got to know in the first 3 books with some new interesting ones introduced. I have to say, I can’t wait until the Worldwaker to finally meet the Iron Emperor… I hope I meet him…
This instalment was mostly built around war strategy and action than the previous three books in which the sideplots strongly focused on the much needed personal demons the characters were fighting. It has been a steady yet solid pace of character development over time in an environment where the enemy will not waste a second to pull the trigger.
It has been a while since I last read the 3rd book in the series and when I started Landquaker is just nodded to myself:”Ah, yes, that brilliant flawless writing of Dean F Wilson.” There is plenty of action, plenty of descriptions of people and places that fit perfectly with the genre and guarantee a good reading experience.
In every review I have written for this series, I have complimented on the cover art and again, it doesn’t disappoint. Even though we’re looking at weapons, they look beautiful.
Overall: 5 well deserved ***** because the book (the whole series this far) is consistent, well developed and well written.
I received the copy of this book directly from Dean for an honest review. This series introduced me to steampunk genre and I generally enjoy reading books about war and its people (even though I don’t like war in real life, not at all!)
Books 1-3 available in a bundle (Hopebreaker, Lifemaker, Skyshaker)