Written by: Liesel Schwarz
Series: The Chronicles of Light and Shadow
Sequence in series: 3
Page Count: 368 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Steampunk | Science Fiction
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Following A Conspiracy of Alchemists and A Clockwork Heart, Sky Pirates is the third book of the Chronicles of Light and Shadow series, starring the spunky dirigible pilot Elle Chance and the handsome warlock Marsh. For urban fantasy fans and readers of Gail Carriger's Changeless and Cherie Priest's Boneshaker, a fun, fast-paced, action-packed new historical fantasy adventure series starring vampires, fairies, and the unforgettable heroine, Elle Chance.
Set during the Belle Epoque, Sky Pirates is a thrilling and inventive historical fantasy novel, where the myths and legends of Old Europe live side by side with the wondrous creations of modern scientists and aviators. It's also set in a world haunted by vampires, fairies, and other supernatural creatures. And it mixes a thrill-a-minute page-turning plot with a genuinely moving love story. In Sky Pirates, Elle and Marsh escape to the jungles of Cambodia in search of a sacred temple that holds the key to erasing the barrier between Shadow and Light.
Sky Pirates by Liesel Schwarz
When faced with a chance at true love or bringing back the love you've lost, what would you do?
Elle Chance has taken to piloting the airship, Water Lily. While globe trotting, she is also searching for a way to bring her husband back from his curse as a wrath. When she is attacked by pirates, Elle makes some life altering choices and major mistakes. When the hot but distant Captain comes into her perspective, Elle has some major conflicting emotions over her husband and the captain.
In the beginning, Elle isn't very likable. She is very self centered and truly thinks the world revolves around herself. But there is hope, the character development seems to be progressing positively toward being less narcissistic.
Let me take a try at foreseeing - I see a love triangle in the near future with a pirate/oracle love child on the way.
There are a few contradictions in the story but if you can overlook it you will find an extremely entertaining read.
Schwarz writes vividly descriptive scenes that make the characters pop off the pages.
I truly enjoyed this story. This series is just keeps getting better and better.
Fast paced! Action packed! Steampunk! Romance! Sky Pirates is an adventure you don't want to miss.
I received this ARC copy of Sky Pirates from Random House Publishing Group - Del Rey Spectra in exchange for a honest review. This book will be published October 28, 2014.