I read this trilogy in one go. And I am glad I did. I am not into steampunk that much. But this book has some sort of charm. The characters were well written, even backstage ones. What I liked the most is the way the love story was introduced. It was subtle and more in hints and subtle strokes than bluntly - love at first sight. Really the heroes have more pressing matters. I am giving it 5 stars. I am going to follow other series of this author.