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Unfortunately this read more like an outline than the actual story. It leaves me wanting more, but it isn't there. Good luck to the author. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot. As a storm quickly approaches Isabelle seeks shelter in an old air hangar, expecting it to be empty.
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As she prepares her bed for the night Isabelle is shocked to see an air ship landing and headed straight for the hanger she is in. Stig is the captain of the Aerostat Fenris. He notices Isabelle hiding in his hangar when he steps of his air ship. His conscious won't allow her My Blurb: His conscious won't allow her to stay out in the cold hangar and invites her in. An emergency alarm sounds and Stig and Isabelle take off on an adventure neither one expected.
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Lets Talk About It: I enjoyed the story however it was so short it felt like it was really just beginning and then it ended. I'm not sure if in the second book in this series revisits Isabelle or Stig. I hope so only because whoever reads the first book will surely feel as if the other half is missing. Together they are in air delivering cargo that both have odd feelings towards. Isabelle is drawn to the mysterious item in the cargo box, Stig is repelled by it.
It ends up saving them both from sure death. Though what the cargo item is is not really told beyond it being some sort of weapon. If you are interested in this book or series I suggest having both books on hand as the first as a stand alone will leave you with more questions than answers.
May 01, Keith rated it it was ok. Quick read, but there just seemed like a string of events in without real development or connection. At the end, Isabelle and Stig just seemed like caricatures rather than fleshed out people, and the romantic tension was too forced for the entire plot when it should have ended at the first reason given. A platonic friendship can work just as well as a blossoming love in many circumstances. As it is, this short story is really a vanilla steampunk world that's a vehicle for telling the non-relation Quick read, but there just seemed like a string of events in without real development or connection.
As it is, this short story is really a vanilla steampunk world that's a vehicle for telling the non-relationship of two strangers. I think some better use of the constant internal conflicts could've gone to fleshing out the setting: Who exactly was at war? Did the mysterious cargo do anything else? There's a fair amount of mystery that's alluded to but never expanded upon. I will give it the author though, they know how to write some tasteful airship descriptions! And despite the awkward pacing of the plot though I realize there's only so much space to devote in less than pages , I could see it becoming quite a ride with more detail fend into it and less on what the characters think about each other.
Jan 28, Wayne rated it really liked it. This was a short steampunk book, most of it taking place on the airship Fenris. Which is unstoppable, as you might guess from the title. I quite enjoyed this book and picked up the second in the series shortly after finishing the first. After a brief Lovecraftian interlude, I've started the second. This book tells the tale of Isabelle, an orphan living on the streets in a Khazakistan town.
It took place at a vague time, probably in the first fifth of the 20th century. Isabelle meets up with Stig This was a short steampunk book, most of it taking place on the airship Fenris. Isabelle meets up with Stig, the captain of the Fenris, and journeys off with him as he escapes the arrival of an enemy fleet. The story continues with their attempts to get and deliver a few cargoes, after which Stig plans to deliver Isabelle to her brother in London.
A giant Golden Snitch makes an appearance at a crucial time. There were a few unanswered questions at the end, as well as one or two head-scratching "Huh? Given the book and the questions, I'm sorry to say I don't expect those questions to be answered in the future.
The story was quite engaging and I'm glad to have the second so quickly available. Feb 18, Jenny Q rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this novella introducing Chapman's Steam and Steel Chronicles. Set in an alternative Victorian-era Europe on the brink of war, the story revolves around Isabelle, a high-born street urchin, and Stig, a rugged airship captain, and what happens when the two of them are thrown together and given a mysterious cargo to deliver from Russia to Iceland. I love that Chapman lets the reader discover her storyworld as the plot develops.
There are no background info dumps, and an element of I really enjoyed this novella introducing Chapman's Steam and Steel Chronicles. There are no background info dumps, and an element of mystery surrounds both Isabelle and Stig, who are both interesting and intriguing. The story is fast-paced and exciting with just the right amount of quiet moments interspersed in which Isabelle and Stig get to know each other and try to fight their growing attraction to each other. I devoured this little novella and the ending left me hungry for more.
Fortunately, the second installment is available for immediate download to my Nook! Nov 07, Miranda Lydia rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Older children and pre-teens. Though I can really connect with the writing style of the author, who I believe has self-published this text, I was disappointed with the lack of depth in the plot not to mention some holes that needed filling , in the personal growth of the characters as the reader tries to make a personal connection with them, and how abrupt the story ended.
However, because I am sure I am not part of the target audience, having escaped from childhood long ago, I cannot fault the author too much on these poin Though I can really connect with the writing style of the author, who I believe has self-published this text, I was disappointed with the lack of depth in the plot not to mention some holes that needed filling , in the personal growth of the characters as the reader tries to make a personal connection with them, and how abrupt the story ended.
However, because I am sure I am not part of the target audience, having escaped from childhood long ago, I cannot fault the author too much on these points. Steampunk is fast becoming one of my favorite genres, and I hope and wish that authors will begin to write more mature steampunk novels that have more substance to the characters.
As it is, I am relegated to reading mostly young adult fiction, and that can get very old, very fast.
So, if you're reading this, Ms. Chapman, perhaps a steampunk novel for those of us older than 25?? Feb 22, Linda rated it liked it. I actually liked this story. It was a free download onto my Nook so didn't have real high expectations. I enjoyed the story and the 'alternative world' the characters live in. As others say, their are holes in the story and it really needs filling out. I have read the second book in the series also. I like the characters and the idea behind the story.
I just wish I had more information about the 'world' they live in. I often times feel like I am missing entire portions of the book and they are n I actually liked this story. I often times feel like I am missing entire portions of the book and they are not getting filled in. I think the series would make one very good book if combined and filled in. Keep up the good work Cameron Chapman. You have a good idea. I hope you make it into a Great Series. Feb 04, Jax Willey rated it it was amazing. This is a charming story of love and adventure with unexpected turns of magic.
The characters feel alive, and the adventure is written in such detail you can visualize yourself aboard the ship.