Here’s the full review, from the January 2014 issue:
If death is just the first stop on a journey, the end of the line is the City Unspoken. For many of the souls of the metaverse, who are truly born only once but die countless times, this place is the one gateway to True Death. Cooper, a misfit from New York, wakes in the City Unspoken at a time when the paths to Death have stopped working, and there are those who think he might be the key to the undying. But the City is a dangerous place, full of vampiric undead, ancient queens, fallen angels, and sadistic faeries. Cooper picks up allies and enemies but must find his own power or be the tortured pawn of others.
This debut fantasy is a fever dream of vivid imagery and dark luscious prose, reminiscent of China Miéville in its byzantine, steampunk-influenced cityscape.
The Waking Engine will be published on February 11th.