Derring-do and the Empire if the Dead by David Wake

The Derring-Do Club and the Empire of the DeadThe Derring-Do Club and the Empire of the Dead by David Wake

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first book I read by David Wake was 'I, Phone'. I enjoyed that, but this is much more up my street. It's an alternate history, steampunk take on late Victorian Europe. With zombies. It's great fun, and I really liked the central characters, three redoubtable girls who have an irrepressible urge to adventure.
It's very funny at times, but I also found it disturbing and upsetting (in a good way!). I was rather apprehensive as zombies aren't my thing, but this was an ingenious take on the trope.
I'm looking forward to subsequent outings. Write on!

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