An Airship Named Desire

An Airship Named Desire Airships sky pirates smugglers and soldiersAn Airship Named Desire will take you for a thrilling ride Ever since their last botched smuggling job First Mate Bea and the crew of her airship can bar

  • Title: An Airship Named Desire
  • Author: Katherine McIntyre
  • ISBN: 9780615718095
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Airships, sky pirates, smugglers, and soldiersAn Airship Named Desire will take you for a thrilling ride.Ever since their last botched smuggling job, First Mate Bea and the crew of her airship can barely afford fuel, let alone a barrel of grog So when a gentleman from Old Germany offers them a fortune to steal a locked box from a British merchant airship, they jump onAirships, sky pirates, smugglers, and soldiersAn Airship Named Desire will take you for a thrilling ride.Ever since their last botched smuggling job, First Mate Bea and the crew of her airship can barely afford fuel, let alone a barrel of grog So when a gentleman from Old Germany offers them a fortune to steal a locked box from a British merchant airship, they jump on the opportunity However, their employer forgot to mention the box s military escort and the Morlock mercenaries who would slit throats to get their hands on it Oh, and if made public, the contents could engulf Europe in another devastating war.Stealing the box was the easy part Now, with a target on their back and some of the toughest characters in the skies after them, if the crew of the Desire doesn t polish their pistols and prepare for a hell of a fight, they ll end up worse than grounded After all, everyone from the Brits to the Morlocks will kill for the contents of that box, and no one survives an airship crash.

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    1. I picked this up at the Steampunk World's Fair in May and I'm glad I did.One of the most action packed books I've ever read!What starts as a routine stealing from 2 crew members leads to one downfall and horrible piece of luck after another! When one crew mate commits treason, I found myself thinking I didn't see it coming, towell but I should have.I LOVE that there's a strong female lead as a first mate who takes on the responsibility when she "has to" ( I won't give that away), and that she do [...]

    2. Well-drawn characters could not make up for the poor grammar, cavalcade of labored similes and glaring plot holes.

    3. I couldn't. Plain boring characters. Boring beginning. Not caring for the story as it didn't "speak" to me I couldn't keep reading this book. Sorry.

    4. There is something about pirates that captures our imagination. Perhaps it is a sense of freedom coming from living life on your own terms. The crew of the airship Desire has a problem. A problem pirate crews normally wish for, a priceless piece of cargo to unload. It is so valuable, in fact, that everyone wants to get their hands on it.Captain Morris leads the crew of the Desire, assisted by the beautiful and cunning first officer Beatrice. Beatrice loves a good fight. She thrives best in times [...]

    5. I've not been a steampunk fan. Almost put it aside when I realized it was. Instead, I enjoyed the read. Nicely done!

    6. a-reader-lives-a-thousand-liveTitle: An Airship Named DesireSeries: Take to the Skies (#1) Author: Katherine McIntyre From: Netgalley Genre: Steampunk, Adventure Release Date: 18th October 2012Challenges: 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss ChallengeLinks: - Synopsis (from ): Airships, sky-pirates, smugglers, and soldiersAn Airship Named Desire will take you for a thrilling ride. Ever since their last botched smuggling job, First Mate Bea and the crew of her airship can barely afford fuel, let alon [...]

    7. Giving up at 69% so I gave it a good go! None of the characters are appealing, and I don't care about the story. I don't care if the uninspired bad guy gets away. The main character Bea is annoying! And there are so many other characters that none of them have a distinguishable personality. I definitely don't have the willpower to go on.I love the premise of this book, but I just couldn't connect with any of the characters. The book makes a decent start, but it never kicks it up a notch and gets [...]

    8. Original review here: offbeatvagabond/2013/03/indie-book-review-airship-named-desiremlAn Airship Named Desire is a steampunk adventure following First Mate Beatrice (aka Bea) and her crew of smugglers. One day while out on a smuggling job, Bea and her crewmate Jensen take a box from a British trading ship. They don’t know what is in the box, but they are getting paid a lot of money to steal it for someone. But they don’t know that their lives are even more at stake when the box is protected [...]

    9. “An Airship Named Desire” eBook was published in 2015 and was written by Katherine McIntyre (katherine-mcintyre). Ms. McIntyre has published a dozen novels, this being the first in her “Take to the Skies” steampunk series. I received an ARC of this novel through netgalley in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in the near future of an Alternate History Earth. Machines are driven by steam and air [...]

    10. A solid yarn about First Mate Beatrice (Bea) (I'm not sure we ever get her last name) of the Airship Desire. This is the first steampunk novel I have ever read. It is set (interestingly) in an alternate future in the year 2030 after the end of The Great European War. Weirdly California appears not to exist in this alt-reality which places the coast at Reno. The world is also menaced by a rogue army of brutal pirates called the Morlocks. The story has a nice dense weave that follows three major p [...]

    11. While reading this story I had to stop and really think if I'd ever read any other steampunk books before. I'm pretty sure the only other book I've read set in a steampunk world was Bone Song and that was half steampunk half gothic and more of an alternate reality.An Airship Named Desire seemed to take place in a "what could be" future of steampunk. I think I'd actually call this "steampunk-lite" because there was just enough of it to set the stage but no so much that you felt like you might get [...]

    12. The world has suffered a second great war that decimated Germany and forced them to take a much smaller portion of land than that country previously occupied. In the novel, one of the characters refers to his mother having been part of a death march forced on the Germans by Great Britain. The topography and climate seems to have changed as well.I must admit. I groaned through about the first 5% of this book when Jenson and Bea are escaping the British ship. I thought to myself, “This is going [...]

    13. “At least once on every smuggling job, we reached a point where any sane person would have run screaming.” – I love this opening line! There’s an undercurrent of black humour in this book as evidenced by this first line. We also learn something very important about the protagonist Bea in this opening line when she does not behave as a sane person would.What I Liked: The world. The alternate history and whole sky-pirate element is fascinating and handled very well. Although I know nothing [...]

    14. This was basically all right, but not overly satisfying. As action packed as it was, it tended toward simplistic solutions to problems. For example, the time the crew managed to guess the three-digit combination to a box they knew nothing about (on the first try even). Hell, half the time I can't even figure out my own locker combination, let alone a combination set by an unknown person, for an unknown purpose. So, yeah, sometimes things worked out a little too easily, but it was also a fun romp [...]

    15. An Airship Named Desire is a fast-paced dose of steampunk pulp fiction. Most steampunk fans should eat this up.Basically, it’s a “thieves unwittingly steal” (insert the name and properties of the MacGuffin) story. Having said that, I really enjoyed it.The characters were nicely fleshed out and interesting. The action really made the book and had me hooked from the start.One the downside, I didn’t like the overuse of “I”. I inhaled the lusterless air… I ran a hand over my pistol… [...]

    16. Well-written, with a suspenseful, twisting story line. I didn't love the mix of steampunk and futuristic technology, though. Putting holograms and the year 2030 together with steam power and brass just seemed like McIntyre couldn't decide what type of sci-fi she wanted to write. There also was an overabundance of similes. You can only read "blank like a blank" so many times in one chapter before it starts to become irritating. Finally, I had to knock my rating down from 4 stars to 3.5 stars for [...]

    17. Adventure in the sky.Katherine McIntyre is excellent and the book cover tells of the action that I love to read. A new fan.

    18. I had high expectations for this book. Those expectations were quickly crushed within the first few pages. Very confusing, boring, and uninteresting. The author obviously has no imagination and used ideas from movies such as Treasure Island to attempt to make their own story. If you are thinking about buying this book, don't.

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