Review: The Sunken

Sunken

  • Author: S.C. Green
  • ISBN: 9780473305581
  • Publisher: Grymm & Epic Publishing
  • Genre: Steampunk/Horror

I recieved this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’m fairly new to Steampunk, but the few movies I’ve seen and the one short story I’ve read prior to this book were enough for me to be interested in trying out more of the genre’s offerings.  The Sunken by S.C. Green has the added benefit of being Horror AND there’s dragons!  However, the dragons aren’t the main cause of the horrific events.  Needless to say, the combination of these elements is surprising and interesting.

Unfortunately, I have to give a trigger warning, since the story contains what could be considered an unnecessary rape scene that is horrifically graphic in detail.  I was angered by one of the female character’s reaction to finding out about the rape, but I understand that it was considerably liberal for the times in which the story takes place.  However, the rape scene itself automatically docks a star off this book.  The rest of the story is fantastic and has all of what I enjoy about Steampunk.

I’m feeling a bit hesitant on who to recommend this book to, despite it being a good story overall.  I would say it’s for anyone who loves Steampunk, but if anyone in that category doesn’t like Horror or is triggered in any way by graphic sexual violence, I have to say stay away from this book.  If neither of those apply to you, then maybe give it a chance.

 

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