Rise of The Catalyst: When Respecting The Past Comes With Conflict

It’s nice to get a steampunk story that understands the genre. We’re all about building more with alternate histories, rather than subtracting. Instead of cynicism, we get some adventure to go with a grisly reality. Much like the 1800s serials with mummy curses and great magic, we get a love letter to that era, with more magic tossed into the mix.

The novel here knows how to bring in the fun with some classic homages to Victorian literature. In Rise of the Catalyst, “field expert” is hired to restore a troublesome…

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