As Timeless As Stone by Maeve Alpin is a nice little romp through the Steampunk world of mechanical men, time travel, and Paris in the early 1800's. I enjoyed the story and the use of an actual historical character.
Ms. Alpin mixes some of my favorite themes together, including a time travel aspect and archaeology. Then she throws in the steam elements and it all comes together beautifully. I recommend this book to anyone who loves the fantastic and well-researched facts. I liked the statue coming to life as a method of time travel too, very original.
I'm definitely giving As Timeless As Stone a 4.5. The only reason I can't quite give it a higher rating is some of the language pulled me out of the story. Other than that small complaint I liked this book very much. If you like ancient Egypt, time travel, Paris, and Steampunk romance get this book, I don't think you'll be disappointed.