I think that fans of Gail Carriger will enjoy this series. I can totally imagine Alexia in this world. I have been thinking I need more steampunk in my life so I was glad that I got the chance to read this book. Sadly I didn't have the time to read the first one. I was able to jump in and enjoy it from the start without being massively confused. I will be checking out other books by Jon and of course at some point I do plan on reading the first book in this series and will continue to read it.
I really like the picture at the start of each chapter. The pocket watch and the gears are a fun addition to a great book. I also think this will appeal to fans of Supernatural or Buffy since Simon along with his fellow Inquisitors hunt demons. I really do think the world in this series and the world in the Parasol Protectorate series would make a great crossover. If only books did that. Yes my fangirl is totally geeking out right now. This is a fun read with great characters and a story that will suck you in from the start. I look forward to reading more.