This is my first novel from Daniel H. Wilson and it won't be my last. This was one of those random needle in a haystack picks (I liked the cover) that I'm so amped I came across!
This steampunk story goes back an forth between two protagonists - a young girl who has an ancient artifact and a grown man (AI) who is on a mission to find out his origins. There are two stories being split with every other chapter and I thoroughly enjoyed this layout by Wilson.
Although it jumps from character to character and from past to present, it just flows naturally and I didn't find myself lost at any point. (It happens!)
I didn't want this book to end and it felt like there will definitely be sequels to follow and I can foresee a movie adaptation in the future.
I don't give 5*'s out easily and this one was easily worth every one (or 5).