Danger stalks the city of steam and shadows.
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He’s a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s all logic—and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID.
Then they’re assigned a potentially volatile case where one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered—her body charred to cinders—Mikani and Ritsuko’s modus operandi will be challenged as never before. Before long, it’s clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it’s up to them to hunt him down. There’s a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything…
“What an offbeat, curious little novel. I wasn’t surprised to discover that it was a Victorian-inspired steampunk urban fantasy type mystery, but it’s the other little pleasures thrown in that endeared me to this book. The sprinkling of magical elements combined with other fantasy aspects make the world of Bronze Gods more special and enchanting.” Mogsy @ The Bibliosanctum “Books like Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre remind me why I love science fiction so much. … These are the books you read when you want to leave your life, no, the planet, and escape to somewhere else completely.” Nima @ That’s What I’m Talking About “I adored this book. Even when it slowed down I wanted to keep reading, and I really didn’t want it to end. The consequences for the actions they take to solve the case are likely to reverberate for a while, and combine that with Mikani letting down his guard, just a smidge, makes me eager to read the next book.” Amanda @ Vampire Book Club
April 30, 2013