Prosperity (A Prosperity Novel)
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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 27th 2014
Pages no: 235
Edition language: English
This story has a bit of everything. It’s a steampunk that’s full of action and adventure with romance and sexiness added. The characters are interesting and unique, and some of the badies are things I normally don’t come across during my reading either like a clockwork zombie-ish man and a big kra...
The heavy slang riddled writing made the read cumbersome and time consuming. Loved the premise otherwise...
A little difficult to read because of the vernacular but once I got going I didn't notice it as much. Very entertaining steampunk adventure with airships and floating cities and krakens oh my! Enjoyed it.
So. Finished it. I can't say anything but - if I could give this story seven stars, I would. The stories of all the crew of Shadowless will be published on January 5th. You bet I've pre-ordered them. It's the best New Years present ever.
This book is wonderful. Need I say more? :)I was scared the language was going to be difficult to understand, but it wasn't - I only had to look up a couple of words, and even they were mostly understandable from context. And I really loved the style - the text sounded so fun in my head!The story it...