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I read the book after it received a fairly good review from Kitty G I respect her opinions and enjoy her reviews but this time I don t share her enthusiasm for the book.The premise is interesting The city of Umbra has tons of potential It s dreary, it has a victorian vibe and it hides many dark secrets Steam and gas run through its grimy pipes, but it s slag condensed shadows that were ripped away from humans that fuels the city Young factory worker Edmund Tyler meets a disembodied shad I read the book after it received a fairly good review from Kitty G I respect her opinions and enjoy her reviews but this time I don t share her enthusiasm for the book.The premise is interesting The city of Umbra has tons of potential It s dreary, it has a victorian vibe and it hides many dark secrets Steam and gas run through its grimy pipes, but it s slag condensed shadows that were ripped away from humans that fuels the city Young factory worker Edmund Tyler meets a disembodied shadow on the run from a mad scientist He meets her in dark alley, where he sleeps hiding from his drunkard father Unwillingly and due to unfortunate events like killing a bad guy and being captured he agrees to help Charlotte to reunite with her body First, though, they need to flee, discover what happened to Charlotte and, of course, survive.The idea of stealing shadows from people isn t new but it s not overdone in fantasy Actually, it still feels pretty fresh I haven t read another book in which shadows are used to create kind of fuel The city isn t pictured in details but what we learn about it allows to create an image of the place An image that s not pleasant Umbra is described as a chill wasteland with a million identical lives, all crammed into grey rooms under a grey skyChildren work in factories, families fall apart, bad guys are influential Even though the premise sounds interesting to me and I enjoy steampunk, Umbra didn t work for me There are few reasons.I didn t like characters I didn t root for them I felt no connection with them Their interactions were often cartoonish Charlotte trying to hug Edmund or crying Mad scientist actually spoke like a transplant from some generic cartoon The story felt linear they run, they discover something important, they run again, they discover something, they run again etc and simplistic Even though the pacing was rather fast I felt mostly bored There were, however, good moments that kept my attention.The language is simple and unpolished there sthan few formatting, spelling and grammar errors The prose lacks finesse but it never gets in the way of telling the story.Overall, I think it s an ok book that may have some potential It needs editing, proofreading and adding some complexity to characters who feel one dimensional [ DOWNLOAD BOOK ] ♭ Umbra ♾ In days gone by there were places you could sell a shadow Their owners never felt the lack, but believe me when I say you never want to hear a shadow scream The city of Umbra is powered by something far less wholesome than the steam and gas that run through its grimy pipes When Edmund Tyler is forced to flee his drunken father and sleep outside the slag works he cannot imagine that this will lead to a chance encounter with a disembodied shadow, Charlotte Together they must thwart the machinations of a mad scientist, reunite the shadow with her body and ultimately save the gloom shrouded city