Hey there! Today is my stop on the Escapist Tours book tour for Perils of the Sea and Sky by Lilian Horn!
I’m normally one for a good story of the high seas (or, in this case, skies) but I struggled to get into this one.
The premise is excellent. In the early 1700s, anti-gravity technology is discovered and allows for the invention of airships. Trade flourishes everywhere except in a mysterious place called the Grey Veil—a fog no one dares enter.
Early on, we are introduced to adventurous Captain Rosanne Drackenheart, a dashing smuggler known for her ability to get any job done. As she settles down in port after her latest adventure, she unfortunately finds herself blackmailed into taking a job that forces her to enter the Veil—and confront unknown dangers.
There was enough adventure in this story to keep me entertained, but other than Drackenheart, many of the characters were a bit too cliché for me. The descriptions of technology were interesting and the author certainly put a lot of work into this aspect of the novel. Though this one didn’t hit home for me, I wouldn’t discount this book if you are in search of a fun read.
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