Victoria Zamorano Zamorano from Forheim, Germany
I was hoping to get so much more out of this book than I did... (quite disappointing)
So, this softcover is the beginning of a run that is kind of a groundbreaker (get excited Ingrid) to The Cryptonomicon. The Shaftoe family and the Waterhouse's come back. Isaac Newton, Robert Lasso, Crowned head Solomon and a array of opportunities appear in this Baroque-cyberpunkish swashbuckling adventure. It takes a bit to get going, but it becomes immensely satisfying, if you care about physics, pseudo science, swordfighting, philosophy mills, treasure trapping, codes and political backstabbing.