Uther Doul vs Silas Fennec

Uther Doul vs Silas Fennec

The Scar pits the wits of a spy scoundrel Silas Fennec aka Simon Fench vs the strategic warrior Uther Doul. While the protagonist of The Scar is Bellis Coldwin the major conflict of the story is betweeen Doul and Fennec. Coldwin is used at times as an agent on behalf...
China Mieville’s Census Taker

China Mieville’s Census Taker

This Census Taker could be considered because of its relatively short length is somewhere between a short story and novel that tells the story of a boy and his family on a giant hill. The main character, a boy not named, narrates the story of his murderous father and...
Alternate History vs Steampunk Fantasy

Alternate History vs Steampunk Fantasy

There are really two different sub genre of steampunk literature. Alternate History There is the alternate history steampunk sub genre that is set in a historically based world(usually Victorian London). The technology or historical events have for some reason veered...
Coolest Cities In Steampunk Novels

Coolest Cities In Steampunk Novels

Deepgate Deepgate (Scar Night) Deepgate is a steampunk city that hangs on chains above a seemingly bottomless pit. The City is criss crossed with Chains and is a wonderful setting for a steampunk showdown. Deepgate holds at it’s center a monastery that houses...
Scar Night by Alan Campbell

Scar Night by Alan Campbell

A city in the desert hangs by chains over a deep hole, the ancient city of Deepgate is home to a young angel kept locked away in a monastery. The last of his line, Dill is descended from legendary Battle-archons who once defended the city. Forbidden to fly and...
Top Five Steampunk Characters of Alltime

Top Five Steampunk Characters of Alltime

1. Carnival – Scar Night “Her Name is Carnival” Carnival is a scarred angel who stalks the city of Deepgate once a month searching for blood . Though she may seem a dark villain, the reader will find as the Deepgate Codex trilogy progresses Carnival...