(Barry’s score 4 stars out of 5)
An Airship Named Desire is a fast-paced dose of steampunk pulp fiction. Most steampunk fans should eat this up.
Basically, it’s a “thieves unwittingly steal” (insert the name and properties of the MacGuffin) story. Having said that, I really enjoyed it.
The characters were nicely fleshed out and interesting. The action really made the book and had me hooked from the start.
One the downside, I didn’t like the overuse of “I”.
- I inhaled the lusterless air…
- I ran a hand over my pistol…
- I slowly lifted…
- I dropped my pack…
- I wiped my clammy palms…
Despite my minor quibbles with the book, it’s an entertaining read for those of us who enjoy steampunk. McIntyre is a fine story-teller. I highly recommend An Airship Named Desire and give it a solid 4 stars out of 5. It’s a great bang for your steampunk buck!
Airships, sky-pirates, smugglers and soldiers… An Airship Named Desire is an action-filled steampunk adventure.
Ever since their last botched smuggling job, First Mate Bea and the crew of her airship can barely afford fuel, let alone a barrel of grog. So, when a gentleman from Old Germany offers them a fortune to steal a locked box from a British merchant airship, they jump at the opportunity. Somehow, though, their employer forgot to mention the box’s military escort, and the Morlock mercenaries who would kill to get their hands on it. Oh, and that if made public, the contents could engulf Europe in another devastating war.
Stealing the box was the easy part. Now, with a target on their back, and some of the toughest characters in the sky after them, they have to find a way to survive. If the crew of the Desire don’t polish their pistols and prepare for a hell of a fight, they’ll end up worse than grounded. After all, everyone from the Brits to the Morlocks will kill for the contents of that box, and no one survives an airship crash.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the author Katherine McIntyre. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”