The City What Rules the World is a Steampunk Science Fiction written by independent author Quinn W. Buckland. This is the second book in The Empires of a Hollow World series and starts off concurrently with the final chapters of its predecessor, The Engine What Runs the World.
Like the first novel in this series this story focuses on Smoke Callaghan, a old detective reminiscent of the noire genre, hell-bent on completing a mission to find those responsible for a murder. True for form, he finds himself in trouble and ends up immersed in a world he knows nothing about.
Buckland quickly situates readers who’ve been away from the series a while. He also introduces us to a rich set of new characters, and brings back some unexpected ones to hinder or aid Smoke on his journey.
The City What Rules the World is a gripping read that sets the stage for what is to come. The action, rich tapestry of characters, and unique world are sure to lure you in!