Week Three! AHH! Congrats to the winners thus far! This week “Prosperity” is up for grabs and let me tell you, this book came HIGHLY recommended by readers!
Week Three: “Prosperity” by Alexis Hall
Summary: A breathtaking tale of passion and adventure in the untamed skies!
Prosperity, 1863: a lawless skytown where varlets, chancers, and ne’er-do-wells risk everything to chase a fortune in the clouds, and where a Gaslight guttersnipe named Piccadilly is about to cheat the wrong man. This mistake will endanger his life . . . and his heart.
Thrill! As our hero battles dreadful kraken above Prosperity. Gasp! As the miracles of clockwork engineering allow a dead man to wreak his vengeance upon the living. Marvel! At the aerial escapades of the aethership, Shadowless.
Beware! The licentious and unchristian example set by the opium-addled navigatress, Miss Grey. Disapprove Strongly! Of the utter moral iniquity of the dastardly crime prince, Milord. Swoon! At the dashing skycaptain, Byron Kae. Swoon Again! At the tormented clergyman, Ruben Crowe.
This volume (available in print, and for the first time on mechanical book-reading devices) contains the complete original text of Piccadilly’s memoirs as first serialised in All the Year Round. Some passages may prove unsettling to unmarried gentlemen of a sensitive disposition.
What Readers Are Saying (Goodreads):
“It is fantastic and exciting, and full of the devastating hope of the human condition.”
“Are you a fan of Firefly? Because there’s kind of a Firefly feel to this ragtag group. But as much as I love Firefly, I’d rather see a tv show of this. Seriously. This book is beautiful. Wonderful world building, wonderful characters, just all around a great read.”
“I've absolutely loved this, from the beginning to the end, and I suffered when real life got in the way and I had to stop reading. I adored Dil, the narrator, with his strange language and all.”
“…it has all of the cool aspects I experience while reading Shakespeare. Not in a haughty, stuffy, let’s drily examine the text kind of way, but rather the language is unmistakable in its humor within an imperfect world. I found myself delighting in the rhythm of the prose, letting the words sink in and wash over in whatever ways they pleased.”
“The adventure is breathtaking, the setting is amazing and the characters – Piccadilly (Dil), Ruben and Milord, described by Dil as “A fine bunch of dickheads we made, all wanting, and not getting, and not knowing how to get.”
Seriously, check out the Goodreads reviews and you’ll see just how FANATICALLY enthusiastic readers are about this book! That’s always a very good sign :) Don’t miss out, get subscribed!