To be honest, I don’t find many steampunks that I can fully enjoy. They’re always either too technical for my liking or just too unbelievable for the story. I don’t read much in the way of this genre because of this, though I still continue to try when one appeals enough to me. There was something about The Dark Unwinding that immediately attracted me and I knew I was going to have to read this book. And I’m so glad I did. This is that type of steampunk I can get behind and love. This is that story that I will remember. It’s not as “high-tech” as some, and I think that’s why I managed to get through it so well. To top it off, it’s completely believable and there’s an amazing cast of characters along with a really gorgeous writing style. I didn’t find this to be a quick read though because it can be slow moving at times, but I did devour this book. Every time I started to set it aside, a little voice in the back of my mind would tell me “just another chapter.” I didn’t want it to end. And I certainly looked forward to every scene that featured Uncle Tully. His character made a huge impact. I adored him so much. A great, compelling, and well-crafted read. The Dark Unwinding isn’t to be missed by any fan of steampunk or historical fiction.