I am a parrot on this one; I agree with many reviews I've read;
- POSITIVE: This is sensationally good prose. This guy can write! Woah! I really respect this lavish, steampunk world of wonder he has built. He even composed a soundtrack to go with it! Re...spect. What a rich and wondrous vocabulary to spill forth from a talented young human!
- NEGATIVE: I didn't connect with the characters at all. I never felt I got to really know or care for them. So disappointing.
Overall: If this is how Bachmann starts, and he grows from here, we could be in for mind-blowing things, in the future.