My English review
The first two novels in the series were both great and I was curious about this third installment. Well I must say that I do not remember a lot of things about the end of the previous volume, and I was a little anxious at the beginning of the story, however, everything finally came back pretty fast.
The end of the previous volume had left Elle and Hugh in a rather delicate situation. Oh yes, because Hugh has disappeared without a trace and Chance must now try ...more
The third book in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow series feels like a combination of the previous ...more
NOTE: If you haven't yet read the first two books in this series, stop here. This series builds successively with the advent of each new installment. Without the information contained in the previous books this one will have far less meaning and power. As well, the review for this book contains inheren ...more
Publisher: Del Rey
Publisher Description: With her husband, Hugh Marsh, missing in the netherworld and presumed dead, Elle Chance loses herself in the task at hand: piloting the airship Water Lily on commissions across the globe. But as it turns out, her beloved is very much alive—the once-powerful warlock reduced to a wraith. When Water Lily is threatened by pirates, Elle will have to channel ...more
I was fortunate enough to meet Liesel Schwarz at a book signing in London earlier this year, where she was signing copies of this particular book. Having not read the previous two in the series, I bought the first two after reading the blurb as well as part of the first chapter and such a good decision that was. In fact, I wish I had bought this third instalment of the series as well ...more
I thought this series was a trilogy but apparently there is another book on the way. After reading this one, that's good news.
It picks up about a year & a half after the last book. Marsh is still a with, wandering the netherworld while Elle tries to piece together their life. She's never stopped looking for some way for them to be reunited, expanding her search by taking on dangerous jobs no other pilot dares.
Meanwhile, the traitorous Patrice Chevalier has been transformed. In a lit ...more
Schwarz weaves steampunk, science ...more
After the sad ending of the last book where Elle has lost Hugh to the Sha ...more
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Following on the heals of its predecessor, The Clockwork Heart, Sky Pirates deals with the consequences of everything since then. Elle has lost her husband. Hugh Marsh is more of a dead/undead wraith now deciding to be faraway from his wife to keep her safe. Her coping mechanism on the other hand, is to throw herself into continuing her work as a pilot to the Water Lily. Her work brings her on the tangent of the Captain Dashwood ...more
With her husband, Hugh Marsh, missing in the netherworld and presumed dead, Elle Chance loses herself in the task at hand: piloting the airship Water Lily on commissions across the globe. But as it turns out, her beloved is very much alive—the once-powerful warlock reduced to a wraith. When Water Lily is threatened by pirates, Elle will have to channel all her power as the Oracle—the keeper of the barrier betw ...more
the box wasn't really intense and heavily described everything which I personally enjoyed as a first time steam punk reader.
unfourtanly I didn't enjoy the ending that much as the cut off was abrupt and with no noise of a 4th I'm afraid the lack of cutting off loose ends has lowered my rating for this.
if a 4th ever does get out and I pick this story up again then I will surely change my review al ...more
There's also the issue of a left-field romantic triangle, which I don't find very believable. It's a fun, magical steampunk story, and if it'd wrapped up better, I'd recommend it.
Favorite Line: "On life's journey, faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, n ...more
Elle journeys far from her home in this book, eventually ending up as part of a pirate crew on an airship. She adventures through deserts and jungles in a desperate effort to find a way to return her husband Marsh to the realm ...more
Sky Pirates is the third book in Liesel Schwarz's series The Chronicles of Light and Shadow and continues to be an entertaining read with a touch of Steampunk and Paranormal that keeps things fun and interesting. Filled with globe trotting adventure and romance, this series follows spunky heroine Elle as this time around she travels to the far reaches of the jungles of Cambodia in search of a way to break the curse that traps her beloved Hugh who is trapped between the realm of Light and Shadow
This one was a little clunkier than the first two. I still love listening to Amy McFadden read these, she's very good, but the material wasn't quite up to par.
Elle has lost her husband Marsh to the Shadow over a year ago at the start of Sky Pirates. In her grief she has decided that the best thing she can do other than continuously patrol the Shadow looking for Marsh is to take on increasingly esoteric and dangerous charters on her airship. Lucky for her (see: unlikely co ...more
Yet all of the above are missing in this, the third offering of this series. I know Marsh was cursed to become a wraith in the last ...more
Elle Chance has taken to piloting the airship, Water Lily. While globe trotting, she is also searching for a way to bring her husband back from his curse as a wrath. When she is attacked by pirates, Elle makes some life altering choices and major mistakes. When the hot but distant Captain comes into her perspective, Elle has some major conflicting emotions over her husband and the captain.
In the begin ...more
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Sky Pirates continues Schwarz' Victorian steampunk adventure by upping the ante in several plot points. Pirate adventures are just too perfect a foil for our intrepid heroine and with her husband out of the action, time to add in another love interest as well. In love and war, Elle Chance is going to find herself sorely pressed.
Story: Elle is privateering on her ship the Water Lily. When she takes aboard an archeologist, ...more
Elle Chance is still in mourning over the loss of her husband to the Shadow but after hearing that if she can find the mythical city of Angkor Wat and what lays there she may be able to bring him back, she sets off on an adventure to get him back.
I’m going to start this off by stating that I did not read the first two books in the series and while I was a little lost in the beginning the author did a very good job at explaining/recapping t ...more
Eleanor Chance goes by a variety of names but most folk seem to call her Elle. She’s also the Oracle - the sole being protecting the barrier between the powers of Light and Shadow. The Council of Warlocks has been taken over by ...more
I was taken by surprised with the darker tone in book 2 and was left heartbroken at the end of it so I needed to know where this story will go next. And again, I was taken totally by surprised in the change of direction as Sky Pirates was actually a really fun read –not dark at all. In fact, it was r ...more
A life-long fan of 19th Century Gothic literature, she is a hopeless romantic and loves Victorians, steampunk, fairies, fantasy monsters, the Fin de siècle, and the correct way to drink absinthe. She also likes Medieval stuff, pirates, zombies, space operas a ...more