Adventurous steampunk at its very best, three cheers for the start to a fabulous new series that will leave you by the end of the book wanting many more. Arabella is feisty, Arabella is courageous, Arabella is one of the members of the Sky Sisters, a part of the British Imperial Secret Service in 1845 trying to resist Napoleon’s attempt to finally eradicate the British resistance. With steam driven automatons, warships and hidden floating cities you are transported into a wonderfully created new world. The beautifully drawn and explained pull out diagrams and plans of the steam entities pull you further into this sensational alternative reality. The adventures undertaken are tense, and the characters need grit and guts galore to try to complete their mission. A fabulous read!
This breathtaking steampunk adventure introduces an alternative 19th century of giant airships soaring through the skies above the English Channel, fantastical, steam-powered automata, aerial steam carriages, floating cities, giant mechanical birds and a new kind of secret agent.
In a sumptuous cloth-bound hardback edition with an embossed cover, tail bands and gold foiling, and complete with full colour gatefolds showing the plans and cutaway views of the giant machines, Iron Sky: Dread Eagle will take you on an adventure quite unlike any other.
It is 1845. The elderly French emperor Napoleon, having defeated the British at Waterloo, is now preparing to crush his old enemies once and for all.
His secret weapon: a titanic airship, cloaked in an Aetheric Shield, that will spearhead the invasion of Britain. In the forefront of Britain's defence are the Sky Sisters, a crack team of intrepid aviatrixes led by 18-year-old Lady Arabella West. Sent to investigate reports of a giant mechanical eagle that is capable of snatching an airship in its talons, Arabella finds herself in a situation where she will need all her courage and ingenuity to survive.
Steampunk (noun): A genre of science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies, dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology
Welcome to a steam-driven past that never was and a future that could never be.
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Publication date: 25/09/2014
Publisher: Salariya Book Company Ltd
|Publication date:||25th September 2014|
|Publisher:||Salariya Book Company Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Alex Woolf studied History and Politics at Essex University. He has been an editor of non-fiction books for 18 years, and has written more than 30 books, mainly for children. He lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.More About Alex Woolf