The Watchmaker’s Daughter/The Map Maker’s Apprentice
Part of the Glass and Steele series #1 and #2
I initially thought that these were Clockwerk Urban/Steampunk novels but realised soon that we were actually talking about the alternate Victorian London where there was magic. So I was slightly disappointed at beginning.
But …. then I liked the stories in these 2 books but agree with some reviewers that the language used was not typical English Victorian, but this didn’t bother me as this was not ‘our’ Victorian world after all.
We did see the typical prejudice of the time against women played out well and hidden beneath it, we finally discover, is the prejudice against craftsmen who have a different and rather special skill – magic.
Book #1 was rather slow at times but I did buy the follow on book – however, found myself not bothered enough to read any more of this series. Book 1 was better than book 2 in my opinion. Book 2 was repetitive of book 1 and the theme not as strong.