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Worldshaker Download ¾ 104 è [PDF / Epub] ★ Worldshaker Author Richard Harland – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Col is a wealthy child of privilege Raised to succeed his grandfather as the Supreme Commander of the juggernaut Worldshaker he has lived a pampered life on the Upper Decks He has never uestioned his Col is a wealthy child of privilege Y uick and clever Riff is nothing like the Filthies that Col always learned about the dumb slow less than human folk who toil away Below keeping Worldshaker moving Filthies are supposed to be animal like without the power of speech or the ability to think for themselves but Riff is clever and uick and outspoken and Col is drawn t. I should probably declare that Richard Harland is a good friend of mine and so I really really wanted to like this book Luckily I loved it I’ve been told it’s a YA steam punk novel – steam punk is not a new genre but it’s hot at the moment and once I realised it simply meant books set in a sort of alternative Victorian world with lots of steam propelled gadgets and frockcoats and corsets I knew I’d enjoy it It’s an action packed novel full of humour and drama and Dickensian characters and it really deserves its success

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O her despite himselfAs Col begins to secretly spend time with Riff he begins to uestion everything he was raised to believe was true and realizes that if Riff is right then everything he was raised to believe is a lie And Col himself may be the only person in a position to do something about it even if it means risking his futur. Rating 25 starsBoy this book took me ages to read and it feels great having finished it My thoughtsThe story took place in such a rich steampunk centric sort of setting with juggernauts and steam engines and tailcoats and was a lovely mash of traditional and technological which is fabulous However the things that let me down was the characters The characters I did like were barely in the story Col was just such a bland character and because the story was told through his voice I was just constantly bored with his vanilla brain The book has so much potential I absolutely LOVE steampunk and the setting was wonderful but I couldn't get into it or frankly care about the characters muchIt was also massively predictable so the exciting bits just weren't exciting it was a massive let downOne thing i did love however was the weaving of the history of the juggernaut and its backstory with our history It was done really well and was uite interesting with how it was constructedTowards the end however the pace of the story did pick up and I did enjoy myself I feel like younger Sana would have definitely loved the whole story If I had read the story say about 5 to 6 years ago I would have DEFINITELY rated it much higher

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WorldshakerCol is a wealthy child of privilege Raised to succeed his grandfather as the Supreme Commander of the juggernaut Worldshaker he has lived a pampered life on the Upper Decks He has never uestioned his place in the world or his bright and illustrious future But when a Filthy girl stows away in his cabin suddenly nothing is clear an. Harland’s Worldshaker is a dystopian steampunk adventure aimed at young adult readers Although it is targeted at a younger audience I found this novel to be an entertaining and worthwhile read that I finished in one sittingA steampunk coming of age storyWorldshaker tells the story of Col Porpentine grandson of Sir Mormus Porpentine Supreme Commander of the industrial juggernaut Worldshaker Col lives a privileged yet sheltered life on the elite upper decks of the immense moving city while sub human workers known as Filthies toil below Chosen to succeed his grandfather one day and bring honor to his family Col’s life seems to be on track However unbeknownst to him his safe stable world is doomed to fall apart when an escaped female Filthy chooses his cabin as a hiding place Despite her wild appearance and lack of personal hygiene the Filthy called Riff doesn’t seem that different from anyone else and most shocking of all she can speak No matter how hard he tries Col cannot escape the knowledge that life as he knows it is based on a lie Further he hasn’t seen the last of the Filthies and the events that follow will have him uestioning everything he once believed in both about his society and himselfA familiar tale with a refreshing twistCombining elements of romance satire and adventure Worldshaker focuses on the relationship between the protagonists Col and Riff and Col’s resultant awakening to the rampant injustice within his society While the concepts of star crossed love and a challenge to an individual’s preconceived worldviews are hardly new to literature Harland writes with such wit and humor that these familiar concepts feel fresh and exciting He also adds his own surprising twists to the familiar tale ranging from the inevitable to the downright bizarreCol and Riff are likeable yet believably flawed and are supported by a colorful cast of uirky secondary characters each with their own uniue charm Undoubtedly some exist for the sake of parody than others drawing attention to various follies within society and human nature Nevertheless while they may initially seem like humorous caricatures than real people most develop greater depth as the story progresses becoming much relatable as a result I also thought it was nice to see a Romeo and Juliet story where the traditional roles are reversed and Riff is the streetwise kick ass heroine and Col while educated and intelligent is comparatively naïve in the ways of the world While Harland may not be the only writer to explore this variation on traditional gender roles I thought it added another layer to the narrative and fit in well with the rest of the storyA uirky world with plenty of surprisesWorldshaker’s setting is uniue and fascinating despite the fact that the story takes place entirely within the self contained world of the industrial behemoth The upper decks are populated by stuffy upper class English society with stiff manners and a rigid social class system In contrast the lower decks are a perilous wasteland of coal machinery and furnaces where a single slip could cost one their life We are also given some intriguing hints as to the history of Harland’s world and the existence of similar moving cities manned by the populations of different developed countries Overall I was left with a strong desire to learn about the world outside Worldshaker which without giving away too much happily features prominently in the seuel Liberator Readers who prefer all aspects worldbuilding to be backed up with scientific explanation may be in for an unpleasant surprise but those willing to suspend disbelief and have a bit of fun will enjoy the uirky humor and sharp slightly satirical wit Much like the maze of hidden compartments and secret rooms that characterize Harland’s juggernaut the story itself contains some genuine surprises The plot itself is not shy in taking unforeseen directions and characters you thought you knew freuently reveal new aspects of their personalities both for the better and the worseOn a slightly darker noteDon’t make the mistake however of thinking that Worldshaker is nothing but a lighthearted romp There are serious concepts explored and darker moments throughout the novel Themes of betrayal prejudice revolution and oppression underlie the plot and even the humorous parts of the novel have a slightly darker edge than you might find in most books aimed at a similar age groupWhy should you read this bookI recommend Worldshaker to anyone with an interest in the steampunk genre anyone who enjoys uirky stories with a healthy dose of humor and conventional fantasy fans looking for a change of pace While the plot may seem a little simple for some older readers I believe the uniue writing style and wit provide adeuate compensation I definitely consider Worldshaker a worthwhile read; and the seuel Liberator which I read immediately after is even better