Along my reading journey, I’ve made a conscious decision to include self-published and small press works in my reading schedule. But it is difficult to know where to start: So many new authors and books to examine to find the perfect fit for my tastes. And to help others with this same problem, I’ve decided to talk about any indie/small press books which I have recently been enjoying.
Well, this week, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of Jon Del Arroz’s recently released YA steampunk! This story a return to the old-fashioned adventure tales from years gone by; its pages action-packed, filled with steampunkery, humor, and always entertaining!
Genre: YA – Steampunk
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Superversive Books (June 15, 2017)
Length: 279 pages
Her father’s been pronounced dead. Destructive earthquakes ravage the countryside. An invading army looms over the horizon. And Zaira’s day is just getting started…
Abandoned at an early age, Zaira von Monocle found life as the daughter of a great adventurer to be filled with hard work and difficulty. She quickly learned to rely on only herself. But when a messenger brought news that her father was dead and that she was the heir to his airship, her world turned upside down.
Zaira soon finds herself trapped in the midst of a war between her home country of Rislandia and the cruel Wyranth Empire, whose soldiers are acting peculiarly—almost inhuman. With the enemy army advancing, her newfound ship’s crew may be the only ones who can save the kingdom.