Too many steampunk novels take pointless airship voyages, are set in London, feature female characters who feel constrained by their circumstances and automatons playing the violin.Continue reading “Four Steampunk Clichés”
The Kingdom of Jackals’ Aerostat Navy’s aerial monopoly is in jeopardy!
Jack Cloudie, the fifth of Stephen Hunt’s Jackelian steampunk novels, follows the stories of two would-be heroes, Jack Keats and Omar Ibn Barir. Jack is a lowly street thief turned rookie “Jack Cloudie”. Omar is a slave set free to become a member of the Cassarabian Royal Guard.
In classic Stephen Hunt style, these two characters’ paths eventually cross as the fate of Jackals hangs in the balance.Continue reading “Jack Cloudie”