Beth's Review: Esper Files (Esper Files #1) by Egan Brass
RELEASED: October 30th 2016
GENRE: steampunk, fantasy
LENGTH: 217 pages
They came after The Great Storm, the Espers. Feared and hunted by society, there are those who use their powers for good, and those who use them for evil. When an experiment goes wrong in Victorian London, Espers, people with supernatural abilities are created. In order to counter this new potential threat, the Institute is set up to teach Espers how to use their abilities for good and how to hunt down those who want to use their powers for evil. Gifted with a formidable but self-destructive ability, Nathan is one of the Institute’s top agents. When the evil Baron executes his plan to control the minds of London’s political leaders, peace is dependent on Nathan and his team. Will he learn to control his powers in time to save the world? Or will he succumb to their self-destructive nature?
five (4.5) BOUNDLESS STARS
Esper Files starts with an explanations of how and what happened; I appreciate writers that start this way. I have never read steampunk, or even knew what it was for that matter, before joining the boundless book reviews blog, so this was a new adventure for me. In addition, this was my first Steampunk Mystery; I’ve only read Steampunk Romance, until now.
The characters were exceptionally developed and the imagery was perfect. I enjoyed the action and suspense. It was hard to put it down; I would have read it in one sitting if I had the time! I highly recommend this book. I love the “beings” in this book and their abilities; Brass has an imagination I would call extraordinary.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book; it’s a strong 4.5 Boundless Stars from me.