Wednesday, May 2, 2018

By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis (Signal Airship #2)

By Fire Above
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Written by: Robyn Bennis
Series: Signal Airship (Book 2)
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
ISBN-10: 0765388790
ISBN-13: 978-0765388797
Genre: Scifi

"All's fair in love and war," according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, "Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell."

Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up the nation's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.

Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum―only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.
By Fire Above (Signal Airship, #2)By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis

In a world where technological advancements could mean life or death, strong woman and analytical thinkers prevale. War, political machinations and greed are prevalent so inventions, and not the magical sort, are what makes this world turn. This is not your typical magically enhanced steampunk but mechanical and scientific in nature.

Bennis is extremely descriptive and imaginative in naming and describing specific pieces of the Airship, making it a very slow start. But, this one of those stories best described as a snow balls rolling down the hill picking up size and velocity as it goes.

I received this ARC copy of By Fire Above from Macmillan-Tor/Forge - Tor Books. This is my honest and voluntary review. By Fire Above is set for publication May 15, 2018.

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