Book Review: Song of the Slums by Richard Harland (VBLOG)


Paperback, 372 pages

Published  2013 by Allen & Unwin


Greetings Brave Adventurers,

Today I’ve reviewed Richard Harland’s YA gaslight romance novel, Song of the Slums and I decided to do something a little different and review it in a video. Its my first one, so apologies that I’m a little awkward! Hope you enjoy it!

About Richard Harland










Richard Harland is a fantasy and science fiction writer. He has been an academic, performance artist (performing in a band) and writer, publishing 15 full length works of fiction, three academic books, as well as several award-winning short stories and poems. He is best known for his steampunk novels, and had his first international breakthrough with Worldshaker, which Allen & Unwin sold to Simon & Schuster in the US, along with publishers in the UK, Germany, France and Brazil. Liberator, the sequel, was published in all the same countries. His latest work, Song of the Slums, is gaslight romance as well as steampunk. It’s set in the same world as the two previous fantasies, but a different part of the world and a different time.

Check out all his novels on Booktopia or Bookworld, or purchase his novels through your favourite online retailer, or bookshop.


Richard Harland’s Writing Tips 

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This is a fantastic resource Richard has compiled for free. You can access his writing tips here.



  1. Reblogged this on Welcome to my Library and commented:
    Following is a review of Australian author Richard Harland’s gaslight romance/steampunk YA novel ‘Song of the Slums’. I really enjoyed reading this book a few months ago and never quite got around to reviewing it but LOOK – Helen at High Fantasy Addict has reviewed it via video! Check it out – it’s a great review of a great book!

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