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Airship City (Aeropolis #1)

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When Joseph Samson gets the chance to visit the amazing airship city Aeropolis, it seems that his dreams of flight will finally come true. But dreams turn to nightmares when German agents target Aeropolis— and Joseph finds himself on the wrong side. Can he correct his mistakes, save the day, and get the girl back? It's a tall order, especially when he's struggling to stay ...more
Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published June 2013
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J.
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Good story! This is a teen/YA full-length novel, set in London in an alternate history line where Churchill's the chairman of a bank, Hitler's rule of the Nazi Party was destroyed during the Night of the Long Knives, and Howard Hughes flies around the world on an aerial city called Aeropolis. (Ella Fitzgerald sings in one of the airship city's jazz clubs. Nice touch, that.)

The writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting are professional and crisp. My only real beef is that a few exciting scen
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Kat Panos
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Three and a half stars, actually. Well-written, professional-grade first novel from Mr. West. Not something I would've picked out if I hadn't agreed to review it, but I ended up enjoying it. Would be a perfect pick for a YA/middle grader who is into flying, planes, history, mechanics, etc. Was my first foray into steampunk and I have to admit that (even as a grown-up) I found it surprisingly fun and educational - had to look a couple of things up in the spirit of "hey, did that really happen?" o ...more
Kody Dibble
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great write maybe more detail on joes life and manmouth but that's for the second one
Jenna E
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great read! I love when I get a different view on how things might have turned out if something went differently in history! I like how you get to see the Joseph mature as the book progresses and he finds out that not everything is as he has been told it is.
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Stephen West was born and raised in South Africa. Believing that a stable career is something to be actively avoided, he has worked as a waiter, TV extra, law lecturer, auditor, investment analyst, photographer, product manager, web designer, tax adviser, and freelance writer. He now lives in a small town just outside London and spends far too much time on Twitter.

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