Blood in the Skies (The Hellfire Chronicles, #1) (The Hellfire Chronicles #1)
In 1908, the world ended in fire.
Humanity, always bad at following orders, refused to die. Now, two hundred years later, what remains is divided between civilized order and lawless frontier. For the citizens of the Commonwealth, the brave pilots of the Air Force are all that stand between them and the dreaded pirate lords of the Badlands. For generations, the two forces ha...more
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Praise for Blood in the Skies:
"This is steampunk clanking to life on the page."
-Jay Lake, Campbell Award winner and author of Mainspring
“G. D. Falksen’s witty, anachronistic, and downright...more
I was intrigued by the premise--the world ends and rebui...more
From the very first pages you are completely enveloped into Falksen's words, full of intriguing plot and lush people. He provides a spectacular main charac...more
All in all it was a...more
The author must also be a pilot, or really have a thing for pilots. There was a lot of aerial battling, descriptions and action. I know the dirigibles, e...more
Svolgimento: G.D. Falksen, da bambino, secondo me guardava Bud Spencer e Terence Hill. Non so se questi film erano popolari negli USA, ma forse sì, se no non mi spiego Blood in the Skies. Non è Bruce Willis, non è Schwarzenegger, è Bud Spencer! Assolutamente! Ovvero: si va avanti a forza di cazzotti. Sparatorie alla Trinità. Risse alla ‘io sto con gli ippopotami’. Andiamo con ordine: presupposto niente male, ovvero nel 1908, i perfidi Russi a Tung...more
If you want...more
I have read much worse book, and I did find this one enjoyable enough. I just could have done without the corpses. Ghosts and poltergeists would have been just as effective and much more interesting than what essentially amount...more
Loved the steampunk elements and the world building. Probably could put it down to my being easily distracted by shiny objects. I would have given it a 3.5 if possible or maybe 3.8.
a an filled book with action.
The only downside to this book is the sequel is on hold at present.
All good things Come to those who wait, So wait I shall.
I felt it could have done with a more iron-fisted editor, as well. But I enjoyed it enough to finish it (and I'm a quitter).