Metal Emissary

Metal Emissary Despatched on a secret mission in Central Asia year old Lieutenant Jamie Hanover encounters hostile tribes steam powered robots and djinn in his search for answers regarding the British defeat at

  • Title: Metal Emissary
  • Author: ChrisPaton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Despatched on a secret mission in Central Asia, 22 year old Lieutenant Jamie Hanover encounters hostile tribes, steam powered robots and djinn in his search for answers regarding the British defeat at Trafalgar.Helped by the strange mystic, Hari Singh, the two men fight side by side in the mountains as they track a strange metal emissary through the infamous Khyber Pass.FoDespatched on a secret mission in Central Asia, 22 year old Lieutenant Jamie Hanover encounters hostile tribes, steam powered robots and djinn in his search for answers regarding the British defeat at Trafalgar.Helped by the strange mystic, Hari Singh, the two men fight side by side in the mountains as they track a strange metal emissary through the infamous Khyber Pass.Following in the emissary s destructive footsteps Jamie and Hari travel to Adina Pur, where the uncovering of secrets and the culmination of their respective missions demands a heavy price.Metal Emissary is a Steampunk Adventure set in Central Asia in the 1850s, full of weird machines, exotic characters, dust, snow and blood.

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    1. 3.5 stars.I regularly download free books from and I try reading them from time to time. Some are bad, some are decent, few are good. Metal Emissary by Chris Paton is somewhere in between decent and good.I read this book mainly because I got into Bingo Challenge and needed something for my Steampunk square. I’ve already read Books of Babel and Aeronaut’s Windlass before the April 2017, so I needed something else. Why wouldn’t I give a chance to unknown author? Especially if he gives his b [...]

    2. I was looking forward to this, but found it soooooooo boring. Just did not care about it at all. Full of tired tropes, too. I decided to give up about 1/4 through.

    3. Okay readThis is a fairly fast novella read. Being a part of a series though, I am curious how the characters continue. I may read and find out one day.

    4. A wild ride through Central Asia. Jamie Hanover and Hari Singh on a mission to bring down the metal emissary, but directed from separate powers, become quick allies. Running into trouble every turn they make. For me, Hari makes the story with his wild antics. An alternate historical steampunk tale.

    5. This is an alternate history steampunk world where England lost at Trafalgar. Lieutenant Jamie Hanover was in the navy and served during that battle when he saw things he couldn’t explain. Months later, he’s appointed as a kind of spy to enter Afghanistan and make sure the Kyber Pass remains closed. But the Russians and the Germans are building steam-powered robots and sending them into Afghanistan on ‘diplomatic missions’ to the Shah. They are the metal emissaries of the title.Jamie is [...]

    6. First off, I'm a huge steampunk fan. Huge. I love the idea of how different our world could have been with the help of just a little more technology. And the idea of giant, metal emissaries that run on boilers is both fascinating and frightening. After the prologue, we jump straight into the action, which takes place over just a few days. Thanks to the escalating and intertwining skirmishes, the book is a short, fast-paced read (something I appreciate with my minimal reading time). Even though t [...]

    7. This was fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this relatively quick read following the adventures of Jamie Hanover and Hari Singh. I especially liked Hari and his antics as he leads Jamie in pursuit of the metal emissary through the mountains of 1800s Afghanistan. The setting was for me as a reader, a new place to explore, and through the storytelling skills of Chris Paton I could practically feel the sand and the rocks beneath my feet. There is plenty of Steampunk in the form of gadgets, and if that's you [...]

    8. Metal Emissary is a fantastic book that I couldn't put down. It is a steampunk adventure set in Afghanistan. The characters are well thought out, the setting feels very real, and Chris Paton is a thorough writer who is clearly having fun living in this world he has created, which comes through for the reader as well.

    9. It was a very interesting story, that I couldn't stop reading so I finished it in a day. :-)There was lots of action and interesting development throughout the story, in a world that at times felt like it could be real, and that it was based on a true story. But, of course, it is a Steampunk Fiction, so it ends with a bang!!

    10. I really liked this. It is a short, 120 pages, and quick read with a lot of action. The friendship that quickly develops between Jamie and Hari is interesting as they know hardly anything about each other but they need each other to survive as they follow the Metal Emissary. I am a bit sad about the ending but the epilogue is setting the scene for the continuation of the series.

    11. An imaginative adventure-filled romp with lots of unexpected twists and turns and fascinating characters. Leaves you wanting the next book. My first experience of the Steam Punk genre.

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