Steve Turnbull is one of the characters I’ve met on Google+. He’s a prolific author from the far side of the pond and runs a community called Saturday Scenes where authors publish single scenes from works-in-progress. A man of genuine wit and grace and it shows in this first book about Harriet (Harry) Edgbaston and her flying machine.
This bit of steam punky goodness set in Africa tackles issues of class, race, war, and friendships. It’s a fast paced adventure and a quick read. It’s a good introduction to Steve’s work which you’ll want to follow up with the Maliha Anderson series when you’ve finished with Harry. I was charmed by the characters, enchanted by the universe, and thrilled by the story.
You might grab a sample and see for yourself. I’ve linked to the omnibus edition so you’ll be able to get a good taste of Turnbull.
About the reviewer:
Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
Learn more about Nathan Lowell and his works at http://nathanlowell.com
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