In the second volume of Lady Mechanika, we learn more about our partly-mechanical heroine and the world she lives in.
When a dear friend of Mechanika finds himself in peril across the globe, she sets off to his aid with both new and old friends, leaving her home town to traverse deserts and jungles. Only to encounter a fan-favorite enemy of the dieselpunk genre, out to get the fabled tablet of destinies.
I’m not going to give away more, because I feel like for this volume, jam-packed with adventure, I’ve already said too much as is!
Although I own and love all volumes of Lady Mechanica, The Tablet of Destinies is my favorite. It’s incredibly diverse story-wise, changing settings and sceneries without ever becoming a jumbled mess. The villains are interesting and a surprising choice. Basically, this is the perfect mix of steampunk Victoriana and dieselpunk-esque occult theories.
An must-have for anyone into this kind of thing.
You don’t need to have read the first volume (our review here), nor the fourth (review here), which is really the second chronologically, to keep track of the story in this installment. So if you’re just in it for this type of tale specifically, you’re good to go.