George Mann - Ghosts of War
this is a steampunk novel set in an alternate-history 1927. it's a sequel, the first book being Ghosts of Manhattan, which i really liked. this one was good, but it seemed a tad repetitive in parts. in parts, it seemed a tad repetitive. the main character, the Ghost, is a vigilante with rocket boots and a flechette gun he isn't afraid to use, which the first book showed beautifully as he patrolled the rooftops, looking for trouble. but in this book he starts out fighting brass mechanical monsters, against which his flechette gun is next to useless. i thought that was a step in the right direction, but it doesn't feel like there was any expansion there.
there are some returning characters, one of which could have been any random schmuck instead of a returning character, but maybe i'm being nitpicky because i really wanted to like this book a lot, but i think it suffers from sequelitis.