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Heir virtue and right to rule while the lower classes are drenched in sin and soot An England utterly strange and utterly real   An elite boarding school where the sons of the wealthy are groomed to take power as their birthright Teachers with mysterious ties to warring political factions at the highest levels of government  Three young people who learn everything they’ve been taught is a lie – knowledge that could cost them their lives A grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories A love tria. This is a novel in which I admired what the author was trying to do I appreciated his vision and cleverness of story but ultimately this is a flawed book and it didn t completely work for me Smoke is set in Victorian England but it s a revised version Characters in this world show their sin by smoke So if you have sinful thoughts or deeds different colors of smoke will rise from you and everyone can see itThe story opens at a prestigious boys boarding school and we see the bullying that happens when people s sins are obvious and open to judgment thanks to the smoke We thank the smoke is a chilling phrase the boys are taught to say en masse We meet our two heroes Thomas and Charlie and we meet our villain Julius One of my favorite scenes was the opening one in which the boys hold a secret meeting in the middle of the night Julius holds court over the boys asking them probing uestions and testing to see if they ll show smokeThen the boys take a trip to London where they see how extensive the smoke is among the lower classes and they witness a public execution The events that day set the second part of the story in motion in which Thomas and Charlie get invited to a wealthy relative s house in the country and they learn some dangerous secrets about the origins of the smoke And if you re wondering where the hell are the women in this story we ll finally meet two of them out in the countryIn the third act of the novel the boys are on the run for their lives and Julius has become even terrifying This is where the book took a turn toward horror with Julius like a demon walking the earth This was my least favorite part and I was ready for the story to endMy complaints about Smoke involve both its structure and some writing uirks Some of the parts really dragged and there were sections with too much exposition and infodumping I don t need an encyclopedia of details about the different colors of smoke thank you While reading I really struggled with how I was going to rate this book because there are aspects to admire here but I was also frustrated with the pacing and story developmentOther reviewers liked this novel than I did and perhaps you will love it too In the end I can say I m glad I read it and I was intrigued enough by its cleverness that I will look up of the author s workFinally I have to praise the design of the book cover which features the gorgeous Monet painting Houses of Parliament It s a beautifully haunting image and it s perfect for this story I was also tickled by the choice since I got to see another painting in that Monet series earlier this summer at the National Gallery in London Even though I didn t love this book I enjoyed seeing that book cover on my nightstand every dayFavorite uotesDan Vyleta chose some amazing passages from famous writers to include between the different sections of his book and those uotes really helped set the tone and gave some historical context for the rest of the story Here were some of my favoritesWhen one remembers under what conditions the working people live when one thinks how crowded their dwellings are how every nook and corner swarms with human beings how sick and well sleep in the same room in the same bed the only wonder is that a contagious disease like this fever does not spread yet farther Friedrich Engels The Condition of the Working Class in England 1845I asked him whether there was a great fire anywhere For the street were so full of dense brown smoke that scarcely anything was to be seen Oh dear no miss he said This is a London particular I had never heard of such a thing A fog miss said the young gentleman Oh indeed said I Charles Dickens Bleak House 1853Imagine that you yourself are building the edifice of human destiny with the object of making people happy of giving them peace and rest at last but for that you must inevitably and unavoidably torture just one tiny creature and raise your edifice on the foundation of her unreuited tears would you agree to be the architect on such conditions Tell me the truth Fyodor Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov 1880 Warrior Rising (The Esri young people who learn everything they’ve been taught is a lie – knowledge that could cost them their lives A grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories A love tria. This is a novel in which I admired what the author was trying to do I appreciated his vision and cleverness of story but ultimately this is a flawed book and it didn t completely work for me Smoke is set in Victorian England but it s a revised version Characters in this world show their sin by smoke So if Mistress at a Price you have sinful thoughts or deeds different colors of smoke will rise from The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress you re wondering where the hell are the women in this story we ll finally meet two of them out in the countryIn the third act of the novel the boys are on the run for their lives and Julius has become even terrifying This is where the book took a turn toward horror with Julius like a demon walking the earth This was my least favorite part and I was ready for the story to endMy complaints about Smoke involve both its structure and some writing uirks Some of the parts really dragged and there were sections with too much exposition and infodumping I don t need an encyclopedia of details about the different colors of smoke thank A Millionaire for Cinderella (In Love with the Boss you While reading I really struggled with how I was going to rate this book because there are aspects to admire here but I was also frustrated with the pacing and story developmentOther reviewers liked this novel than I did and perhaps Tame A Wild Stallion you will love it too In the end I can say I m glad I read it and I was intrigued enough by its cleverness that I will look up of the author s workFinally I have to praise the design of the book cover which features the gorgeous Monet painting Houses of Parliament It s a beautifully haunting image and it s perfect for this story I was also tickled by the choice since I got to see another painting in that Monet series earlier this summer at the National Gallery in London Even though I didn t love this book I enjoyed seeing that book cover on my nightstand every dayFavorite uotesDan Vyleta chose some amazing passages from famous writers to include between the different sections of his book and those uotes really helped set the tone and gave some historical context for the rest of the story Here were some of my favoritesWhen one remembers under what conditions the working people live when one thinks how crowded their dwellings are how every nook and corner swarms with human beings how sick and well sleep in the same room in the same bed the only wonder is that a contagious disease like this fever does not spread Daddy By Choice yet farther Friedrich Engels The Condition of the Working Class in England 1845I asked him whether there was a great fire anywhere For the street were so full of dense brown smoke that scarcely anything was to be seen Oh dear no miss he said This is a London particular I had never heard of such a thing A fog miss said the Stealing Kisses young gentleman Oh indeed said I Charles Dickens Bleak House 1853Imagine that One Breathless Night / Insatiable you Old Flame, New Sparks yourself are building the edifice of human destiny with the object of making people happy of giving them peace and rest at last but for that Lone Star Baby Bombshell you must inevitably and unavoidably torture just one tiny creature and raise Lullabies and Lies your edifice on the foundation of her unreuited tears would One Night In New York you agree to be the architect on such conditions Tell me the truth Fyodor Dostoevsky The Brothers Karamazov 1880

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Alternate cover edition can be found here“The laws of Smoke are complex Not every lie will trigger it A fleeting thought of evil may pass unseen; a fib an excuse a piece of flattery Next thing you know its smell is in your nose There is no hateful smell in the world than the smell of Smoke” England A century ago give or take a few years   An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies a sign of their fallen state The aristocracy do not smoke proof of t. Smoke is stunning and sublime A piece of fiction like this does not come along very often This is a firm favourite of mine now forever Totally adored it I m stunned by so many low reviews TrulyThis book has the most fascinating plot uite simply your sin shows to the world as soot smoke grime on your body and clothes Thinking something bad about the person you are with Careful your white shirt doesn t start to spoil with smoke and sootThere are seekers who are determined to find a way for Smoking to stop and then those that believe all need to The lengths gone to in the novel will take your breath awayIt s incredibly atmospheric and addictive I felt the book pulled me in and entangled me in the prose I m stunned that some did not like this and gave it bad reviews Truly I am It s not a fast paced book and there are many characters that I won t go into but each one has a distinct presence and place that makes them easy to walk with to see to know I felt I was IN the book at timesSet in England from London central to small mining villages the setting is just perfect It s one of those fiction books that had me thinking what if this were true and pondering the impact of itIt s a uniue read for me something out of the ordinary and I read it steadily without putting the book away Each word had me mesmerised Sophisticated story telling I felt a lot of emotions reading this too from horror and disgust to happiness and wonder Fiction rabbit hole here I come See you when I come back up for airA beautiful book with a dark edge and moments that will keep the book twisting and turning Subtle scenes that whack you across the head once you digest what is really being presented to you So much to say really So many great elements Great overall concept and an absolute winner for me If you like some degree of complexity with your books you will enjoy this it s not one you can skim read at all Lock yourself away with food and water and ensure you wear black should you smoke and show whilst reading it5 magical stars for the journey this book is I would love to see this as a mini series it s ripe for it Even if you don t step out of your comfort zone of genres try this one and see Obviously not for everyone but I can t fathom actual bad reviews of this Huge thanks to the publisher for a copy of this novel to read and reviewThanks for reading my review For of my book reviews plenty of awesome books to win author interviews and features come over to join me for book fun at follow me on Twitter enuire about joining my reviewers team to enuire about my book publicity services Rescued by the Viking you know its smell is in The Australians Society Bride your nose There is no hateful smell in the world than the smell of Smoke” England A century ago give or take a few Master of Maramba years   An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies a sign of their fallen state The aristocracy do not smoke proof of t. Smoke is stunning and sublime A piece of fiction like this does not come along very often This is a firm favourite of mine now forever Totally adored it I m stunned by so many low reviews TrulyThis book has the most fascinating plot uite simply Daring to Date the Boss your sin shows to the world as soot smoke grime on Sasvim skromni darovi your body and clothes Thinking something bad about the person Larenzos Christmas Baby you are with Careful Protective Instincts (Mission: Rescue your white shirt doesn t start to spoil with smoke and sootThere are seekers who are determined to find a way for Smoking to stop and then those that believe all need to The lengths gone to in the novel will take Protecting His Brothers Bride your breath awayIt s incredibly atmospheric and addictive I felt the book pulled me in and entangled me in the prose I m stunned that some did not like this and gave it bad reviews Truly I am It s not a fast paced book and there are many characters that I won t go into but each one has a distinct presence and place that makes them easy to walk with to see to know I felt I was IN the book at timesSet in England from London central to small mining villages the setting is just perfect It s one of those fiction books that had me thinking what if this were true and pondering the impact of itIt s a uniue read for me something out of the ordinary and I read it steadily without putting the book away Each word had me mesmerised Sophisticated story telling I felt a lot of emotions reading this too from horror and disgust to happiness and wonder Fiction rabbit hole here I come See Claimed by a Cowboy (Hill Country Heroes you when I come back up for airA beautiful book with a dark edge and moments that will keep the book twisting and turning Subtle scenes that whack Bluegrass Christmas (Kentucky Corners, you across the head once Forced Alliance you digest what is really being presented to Where Theres Smoke you So much to say really So many great elements Great overall concept and an absolute winner for me If The Santangeli Marriage you like some degree of complexity with Here Lies Daniel Tate your books Blood Bound (Unbound, you will enjoy this it s not one Lady Gwendolen Investigates you can skim read at all Lock Deadly Memories yourself away with food and water and ensure Captivating the Witch you wear black should Cutting Loose (Harlequin Blaze you smoke and show whilst reading it5 magical stars for the journey this book is I would love to see this as a mini series it s ripe for it Even if Along Came Twins... (Tiny Miracles, you don t step out of Brazilians Nine Months Notice (Hot Brazilian Nights! your comfort zone of genres try this one and see Obviously not for everyone but I can t fathom actual bad reviews of this Huge thanks to the publisher for a copy of this novel to read and reviewThanks for reading my review For of my book reviews plenty of awesome books to win author interviews and features come over to join me for book fun at follow me on Twitter enuire about joining my reviewers team to enuire about my book publicity services

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Ngle A desperate chase Revolutionaries and secret police Religious fanatics and coldhearted scientists Murder A London filled with danger and wonder A tortured relationship between a mother and a daughter and a mother and a son Unexpected villains and unexpected heroes Cool reason versus passion Rich versus poor Right versus wrong though which is which isn’t clear   This is the world of Smoke a narrative tour de force a tale of Dickensian intricacy and ferocious imaginative power richly atmospheric and intensely suspensefu. I loved Dan Vyleta s previous novels particularly The uiet Twin a dark historical mystery and so was thrilled to have the chance to review his latest offering Smoke is a very different novel to his previous work but will hopefully bring him a whole new audience which has to be a good thingThe novel begins at a prestigious boys boarding school in an alternate England It has a sort of Victorian steam punk feel to it from gas lamps and carriages to public executions this is a dark and almost pre industrial version of the country However the greatest difference is Smoke itself rather than pouring forth from chimneys it is something that emanates from people Smoke is indeed a visible manifestation of vice and sin As always there is a class difference here the aristocracy including the boys we meet at the beginning of the book friends Thomas and Charlie and the Alpha Male violent and bullying Julius are taught to control their Smoke The working class pour Smoke freely and their vice and sin are shown openly and often revelled in A school trip to London opens the boys eyes and changes how they think about SmokeThomas s father committed a crime and it is believed that he carries this inherited sin within him When he goes to visit his uncle with Charlie he meets Lady Naylor and her daughter Livia Thomas discovers his uncle has descended into madness while Lady Naylor has secret laboratories and is involved in investigating the origins of Smoke Charlie Thomas and Livia team up and end up on the run dealing with the evil Julius controlling school masters and lowly coal miners as they fulfil their destiny to uncover the secrets of Smoke This is an interesting and well fleshed out world with good characters and an original background At times it read a little like a YA novel but has adult themes I enjoyed the ideas behind this novel and while I hope it increases Dan Vyleta s readership I hope it will not see him changing style completely He writes such excellent historical mysteries that I would be saddened if he did not continue this new style of writing alongside his previous types of books


10 thoughts on “Smoke author Dan Vyleta

  1. says:

    DNF 50%This book has a fascinating premise Part historical fiction part paranormal dystopia it imagines a Victorian world where sin is visible in the form of an ugly smoke that leaks directly from a person's body Imagine it your anger lust and shame displayed for the world to seeThe beginning opens in a rich upper class boys' boarding school

  2. says:

    This is a dark atmospheric and imaginative dystopian novel that feels intensely like a world that is Victorian and Dickensi

  3. says:

    Smoke is stunning and sublime A piece of fiction like this does not come along very often This is a firm favourite of mine now forever Totally adored it I'm stunned by so many low reviews TrulyThis book has the

  4. says:

    Smoke by Dan Vyleta was bloody marvelous From the first line in the bookThomas Thomas Wake up which 'did' grab my attentionto the very last sentence of the book I'm still smiling ear to ear but I'm not dishing o

  5. says:

    This is a novel in which I admired what the author was trying to do — I appreciated his vision and cleverness of story — but ultimately this is a flawed book and it didn't completely work for me Smoke is set in Victorian England but it's

  6. says:

    I received this on a read to review basis from NetGalley Thank you to the author Dan Vyleta and the publisherHarper Collins

  7. says:

    The concept of this book was very intriguing It deals with a world in which you literally start smoking when you sin In other words sin is very visible and at school you are taught to try and hide your sins It's exactly at a school that we meet our two main characters Thomas and Charlie Circumstances however lead them away from school one C

  8. says:

    One of the benefits of a cross country airline flight is a lot of sitting without other distractions competing for your time

  9. says:

    I loved Dan Vyleta’s previous novels particularly “The uiet Twin” a dark historical mystery and so was thrilled to have the chance to r

  10. says:

    I'm uite certain that reviews of this book will make much of its 'Dickensian' atmosphere and setting The author is clearly aiming for such with uotes from Dickens included However something kept poking at me saying Dickens? Hmm that's not uite it And suddenly it sprang at me Joan Aiken Yes Aiken has than a touch of the Dickensian herself But that's the feel of this book exactly If you loved Joan Aiken's books as a kid you will LOVE this boo

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