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Chenda and the Airship Brofman (Brofman #1)

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When wealth and charm fail, an airship and the gods prevail... Chenda Frost lived as a spectator in her own life until the murder of her recluse war hero husband. Caught in a mystery about her destiny, she boards an airship with Geologist Candice Mortimer for an adventure in the air, across a desert, through a mountain and under the sea. Along the way, she loses everything ...more
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Published 2009 by EmitoneB Books
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Today's post is on 'Chenda and the Airship Brofman' by Emilie P. Bush. It is an independently published by the author. It is 315 pages long. The cover is white with outline of a woman dressed in a steampunky way. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- When Wealth and Charm Fail... An Airship and the Gods Prevail!

Chanda Frost happily lived as a spectator in her own life until her husband Edison, a recluse war hero, was murdered. Caught in a mystery about her destiny, she boards an air
This is the story of Chenda, a pampered young woman suddenly left alone in the world, who embarks on a journey of adventure and self-discovery. First she makes a new friend, a brilliant professor of geology who is able to arrange for the two of them to get passage aboard an airship bound across the sea. On the voyage Chenda acquires two more companions, and begins to find new capabilities within herself. She has been told she has a destiny to fulfill, but as its nature gradually reveals itself, ...more
Beth Dolgner
This book really drew me in, and I found myself staying up until 1:30 a.m. on several occasions because I just couldn't put it down. Ms. Bush has done an excellent job building a believable world, where the steampunk elements fit seamlessly into the narrative. The back stories for the Republic and Empire, as well as for the characters themselves, lend an air of realism to the story. This book was a really fun adventure from start to finish, and Ms. Bush let us see Chenda's development from a nai ...more
Cécile C.
Well... This one rates a resounding "Meh", I'm afraid. It started out well, but then everything went wrong. The writing is not great, the plot is a bit of a caricature, there's a lot of not-so(interesting stuff about "finding who you are" and everything (not that it's not an important topic in general, but I suppose it can always be done better than by having characters say "I need to figure out who I am" every other page), some rather horrendous stuff about the white protagonist going into a ca ...more
Dharia Scarab
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

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This book is such an adventure.And when you start to read it you feel like your right with the crew on there journey. its another book i loved reading. i love to read books that just take me right into there adventures. please keep writting such good books.
Fantastic! The characters are fleshed out enough that I began to care for them while the story kept things moving. Reminds me of The Golden Compass in a way but better.
A fun ride! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, more than I expected. Steampunk, adventure, mystery and a bit of romance.
Too much romance and not enough substance. A good premise but seems a bit like a YA novel. A bit simplistic.

I have downloaded the book on both my PC and Laptop, but these are difficult to read propped up in my favorite chair. I hesitate to buy yet another gadget relying on the availability of electricity and batteries. I like the feel and smell of a book. I like reading in the bathtub, where I have occassionally dropped a book. I like my dogeared pages, underlining favorite passages, and lending
I believe I would have rated this higher if I were a fan of romance novels, and so would highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of that genre. It moves along at a good pace, and the writing is enjoyable. I'll be reading the sequel "The Gospel According to Verdu".
I really liked this book. It was pure fun, nothing too serious, but also not annoying :) Only thing I wasn't so keen on was the mysticism, I prefer my steampunk more sciency, but all in all very enjoyable.
I really enjoyed this book! The end felt a bit rushed, though, and, while I know there's another book, there didn't seem to be any closure to this one.
Jessica Bradfield
Even though it needs som general editing, the story kept me engaged, and I look forward to reading the second volume.
Tony Martineau
Loved it. I love the steampunk genre and this was an excellent example. It kept me wanting more. A fun read.
Meh. In my opinion, mostly served to lend credence to self-publishing's poor reputation.
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