Tor.com is on a crusade for steampunk fantasy glory for two weeks and The Mad Hatter is on rampage for this sub-genre for the month. I know there been more and more press on this specific niche of literature in the last years and it's getting a lot of love.
Lately I read Farlander and The Last Page. First off, I know, those book could not be categorized as steampunk. There are some elements in Farlander, aka zeppelins, and the same in The Last Page. I enjoyed both of these titles but my reasons for liking them are nowhere near the fact that steampunk elements are included.
However, this brings me to why I need your help. This will probably be slightly in contradiction with my last poll where I stated that I don't feel like getting away from my beloved epic fantasy genre but I'm curious and I want to explore on this a bit. So, what would you recommend for me as a first time reader of steampunk fantasy? Which novel is the best representation of the genre? It doesn't have to be the most accessible steampunk novel...
Thanks in advance!