The Affinity Bridge, but was disappointed in this novel. The characters didn't work for me, nor did the plot. It was outlandish, which is fine, but beyond my ability to "suspend disbelief" -- and I'm pretty good at suspension. Had to force myself to finish the last pages, but finish, I did.
I'm finding steampunk so variable. At heart, steampunk is fantasy, but as with any novel, the author's ability to create believable characters (even if in unbelievable settings and plot) is paramount.
Including dirigibles, automatons, a revenant plague, an asylum, a mad scientist, and steam engines isn't enough for a good story, and sharing a good story with characters the reader can care about matters in any genre.
Lots of intertwining plots, but I found reading this one a chore.
I did like the cover!
Other reviews: Thumbs Up: Bookgirl's Nightstand, What Mark Read
Thumbs Down: Creative Criticism, Graeme's Fantasy Book Review,
Fiction. Fantasy/Steampunk. 336 pages. 2009.