At the start of this review I thought Dangerous Dan was going to live up to his name as he didn’t seem to be getting on too well with Gideon… then it did, thankfully, all come rather good for him in the end. Whew. Full review here
Once the threads converged and the gang headed to Egypt, the story started firing on all cylinders. When the true villain of the piece and the purpose of the MacGuffin were revealed, I couldn’t put the book down. The ending was satisfying and not quite happily ever after but I smell a sequel on the horizon…Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl wound up being one of the more enjoyable steampunk books I’ve read recently.