The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Blether started life as a book review site back in 1999, and stayed that way until the summer of 2005. During that time I established a lot of contacts with publishers, authors and readers, and I still get offered books for review on a regular basis. Although I'm working on a new book related site (details coming soon), I've been politely declining these offers. Until now.
In an unnamed city, an heiress, a killer, and a spy forge an unlikely alliance against a perilous conspiracy employing unnatural science and raw sensuality to colonize the very imaginations of their victims. THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS is an epic genre-defying mystery-science-fiction-adventure, an exuberant return to the classic, and classically lurid, penny dreadfuls of the 19th century, but spun with a wickedly modern sensibility. A scrupulously realized Victorian world is the setting for a contemporary rollercoaster of action, suspense, and richly fevered dreams.
A few weeks back I was contacted by Penguin to ask if I was interested in reviewing The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. When I read the synopsis I was immediately hooked, and knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity. The novelty of receiving a book by instalments, the promise of high Victorian adventure, the beautifully presented website - all these things promised a unique reading experience.
So I'm signed up, have the first issue in my possession (electronically, I look forward to getting my hands on the real thing in October), and will start reading tonight. There will be ten weekly issues in all, starting on 16th October, and the print run is limited to 5,000, so if you want to subscribe and join Miss Temple, Cardinal Chang, Dr. Svenson and my good self in this adventure head over to the official website (requires Flash, for more accessible information see the Penguin Books site ) by 6th October and cough up your £25. A full review will follow when we reach the end, and I can't rule out the occasional effusive post here.