ô Blood in the Skies (The Hellfire Chronicles, #1) ✓ Download by Ó G.D. Falksen I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series I think the other reviews on this book speak for its quality and talent It s nice to read a book with a strong female main character who feels like a real and likable person Other reviews for this bookPraise for Blood in the Skies This is steampunk clanking to life on the page Jay Lake, Campbell Award winner and author of Mainspring G D Falksen s witty, anachronistic, and downright fun writing style makes him a storyteller to watch Terrance Zdunich, creator of REPO The Genetic Opera and The Molting A piston blast of pure pulp adventure John Leavitt, author of Dr Sketchy s Official Rainy Day Colouring Book and Scarlet Takes Manhattan A rousing adventure filled with a wealth of imagery, action and technological wonders Chet Phillips award winning illustrator digital artist G.
D Falksen is not only one of the most important authors in Steampunk literature, he is arguably the most enjoyable Art Donovan, author of The Art of Steampunk A delightfully crunchy alternate reality that lets you feel the gears grinding Phil Foglio, creator of the Hugo Award winning Girl Genius GD Falksen S Steampunk Epic Launches With Blood In The SkiesIn , The World Ended In FireHumanity, Always Bad At Following Orders, Refused To Die Now, Two Hundred Years Later, What Remains Is Divided Between Civilized Order And Lawless Frontier For The Citizens Of The Commonwealth, The Brave Pilots Of The Air Force Are All That Stand Between Them And The Dreaded Pirate Lords Of The Badlands For Generations, The Two Forces Have Struggled Back And Forth In An Endless Cycle Of Invasion And Reprisal Now That Is About To Change, And Flying Ace Elizabeth Steele Is About To Find Herself Dragged Into A Web Of Intrigue Aimed At The Downfall Of The Civilized World Nothing That A Clever Girl With A Trusty Aeroplane And A Charming Spy At Her Side Can T Handle This Is Steampunk Clanking To Life On The Page Jay Lake G D Falksen S Witty, Anachronistic, And Downright Fun Writing Style Makes Him A Storyteller To Watch Terrance Zdunich REPO The Genetic Opera A Piston Blast Of Pure Pulp Adventure John Leavitt Dr Sketchy S Official Rainy Day Colouring Book A Rousing Adventure Filled With A Wealth Of Imagery, Action And Technological Wonders Chet Phillips GD Falksen Is Not Only One Of The Most Important Authors In Steampunk Literature, He Is Arguably The Most Enjoyable Art Donovan The Art Of Steampunk A Delightfully Crunchy Alternate Reality That Lets You Feel The Gears Grinding Phil Foglio Girl Genius This did not feel particularly steampunk despite the airships and the mention of aether possibly because my previous dabblings in this genre have been novels such as Scott Westerfields Leviathon or Philip Reeve s Mortal Engines quartet It felt like historic fiction, maybe cica World War I Still, I did feel it built up a solid background to the world and one in which I would be keen to learn It did have a dramatic fighting climax, but did not complete the plot merely to hint at what else is to come Oh, there are so many loose ends, that one cannot help but want to read the next instalment just to find out how they tie in What was the deal with the ghosts and the zombies, for example What information did the card contain In terms of structure very well written good grammar, no editting hiccups, smooth to read and only a couple of stray typos The story flowed well, and was reasonably paced with decent character development although perhaps could have been fleshed out a wee bit Whilst it did not quite have the awesomeness factor, it was an enjoyable read and certainly a strong footing into the series.
This is the story about Steele, a feisty female pilot and her charming sidekick Ray, a spy catographer After chancing upon a mystyerious and much wanted item, they accidentally uncover a plot that could threaten their Commonwealth They are then forced to form an unlikely alliance in order to protect the greater good.
The great thing about this book is not only is it loaded with great art something rare to find in a non YA novel but it read like I was watching some great classic action adventure film I highly suggest this book and look forward to the next book in the series.
I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series I think the other reviews on this book speak for its quality and talent It s nice to read a book with a strong female main character who feels like a real and likable person Other reviews for this bookPraise for Blood in the Skies This is steampunk clanking to life on the page Jay Lake, Campbell Award winner and author of Mainspring G D Falksen s witty, anachronistic, and downright fun writing style makes him a storyteller to watch Terrance Zdunich, creator of REPO The Genetic Opera and The Molting A piston blast of pure pulp adventure John Leavitt, author of Dr Sketchy s Official Rainy Day Colouring Book and Scarlet Takes Manhattan A rousing adventure filled with a wealth of imagery, action and technological wonders Chet Phillips award winning illustrator digital artist G.
D Falksen is not only one of the most important authors in Steampunk literature, he is arguably the most enjoyable Art Donovan, author of The Art of Steampunk A delightfully crunchy alternate reality that lets you feel the gears grinding Phil Foglio, creator of the Hugo Award winning Girl Genius I loved this book I picked it up via all the hype around it and really found it to be great I loved this new authors style and flow The book felt like I was reading a wonderful film I really am looking forward to the next book in the series.
I loved this book I picked it up via all the hype around it and really found it to be great I loved this new authors style and flow The book felt like I was reading a wonderful film I really am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Steampunk, action, emotions and opened questions at the end I wait for the next book in the series It seems I m lucky with my choice of steampunk books.
I m going to be honest I was taken in by the hype and push of this book, and enthralled with the prospect of reading a novel by a prominent member in the Steampunk community My experience with the Steampunk genre or even dystopian, or post apocalyptic genres , is having read Scott Westerfield s Leviathan, and Cherie Priest s Boneshaker So I was excited when I finally got my hands on this book, but then I realized it really was all hype.
I was intrigued by the premise the world ends and rebuilds in 1908 Society is reformed, technology adapts, and wars are born Great care was used to build this new world from a writer s standpoint The people who now inhabit it are diverse and curious, and you can tell much was put into bringing the world to life It sounds great, but what is presented is a disappointing adventure.
The characters themselves were flat and little changing A good character is dynamic, has quirks and a past that dictates how they view the world around them, and how they will ultimately change Not so with the cast of characters in Blood in the Skies Lizzie Steele is a strong, empowered woman who can fly a plane better than almost anyone, and who just so happens to be slightly flirtatious towards the spy cartographer, Ray Beyond these, she s little else I was glad to finally see the kiss between her and Ray I d have liked to have seen tension between the two Tension draws a reader onward, even if it s small when compared to the major problem at hand Ray isn t so much a main character as he is a supporting character Still, a bit character building would have brought him alive How did he get to be a spy What are his bad habits Little things to bring him, and the rest of the cast, off of the page into the real world.
Each chapter, save for a few, is a full blown fight scene If it fits in with the general plot and actually drives the storyline, then I m all for it However, the fighting between Steele and those bent on killing her, got to be tedius The initial story seemed lost amongst the chase scenes and even during the ultimate showdown between the pirates and the Talians And it was not until the end that the characters brought the beginning around to the forefront For a devise meant to change the world, it should have been prominent.
The zombies Oh, the zombies Because they appeared only briefly and with little explainations, they just seemed thrown in because the author could There was no real reason to bring them into play when they couldn t even add to the conflict of the final battle As for everything else, I feel that this book could have done without the artwork I can t draw, and I m not going to pretend to know how to critique artwork beyond looking at things through a photographer s eye which I am a photographer Still, if artwork was a must, then perhaps consistent artwork would have been better If not, then scrap the artwork all together, and use your words to draw the image for you Also, there were typos and missing words galore not necessarily the author s fault, but nonetheless jarring when you re mid sentence and out pops a grammatical error.
Overall, this book was a struggle I just couldn t get into it because the story is thin and relies on fight scenes too much If you re into Steampunk, dystopian, or even post apocalyptic genres, then it wouldn t hurt to add this to your read list Just don t be surprised when it doesn t measure up to other stories out there in the same genres.
I got for the holidays the two album sound track for this book as a great gift My father did not even know that the music was for this book when he got it for me I then felt I had to get the book as I already loved the music based around it This book is great, much like the other reviews you read it feels like your reading a great action film I really did not mean to read this book all in one sitting but I could not put it down So be warned this book might rob a night of sleep if you read it right before bed With out spoiling the book I will say its got a great strong female character and a fresh steampunk setting I love I can not wait for the next book in this series and I will say this author has a new fan in me.
I love this book Made me miss my bus stop I was so in to reading it p Worth staying up all night and reading.
the story is great, the characters are good it could be really great but in my opinion it is badly written I am sorry, but that is the way I feel about it otherwise I would have loved it This did not feel particularly steampunk despite the airships and the mention of aether possibly because my previous dabblings in this genre have been novels such as Scott Westerfields Leviathon or Philip Reeve s Mortal Engines quartet It felt like historic fiction, maybe cica World War I Still, I did feel it built up a solid background to the world and one in which I would be keen to learn It did have a dramatic fighting climax, but did not complete the plot merely to hint at what else is to come Oh, there are so many loose ends, that one cannot help but want to read the next instalment just to find out how they tie in What was the deal with the ghosts and the zombies, for example What information did the card contain In terms of structure very well written good grammar, no editting hiccups, smooth to read and only a couple of stray typos The story flowed well, and was reasonably paced with decent character development although perhaps could have been fleshed out a wee bit Whilst it did not quite have the awesomeness factor, it was an enjoyable read and certainly a strong footing into the series.
This is the story about Steele, a feisty female pilot and her charming sidekick Ray, a spy catographer After chancing upon a mystyerious and much wanted item, they accidentally uncover a plot that could threaten their Commonwealth They are then forced to form an unlikely alliance in order to protect the greater good.