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Future That Never Was

(Lands Beyond #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Pillage and plunder is what air pirates do, but for Albion Clemens, that will have to wait. The Manchu Marauder needs to find his American stepfather, Captain Samuel, lost to the wayward winds of a Steam Age Europe.

Unfortunately, Captain Samuel has stolen the Laputian Leviathan, a powerful pirate artifact that's got agents of Queen and calamity sniffing at his coattails. T
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Published December 11th 2016 by City Owl Press (first published July 20th 2014)
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Koeur
Nov 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Publisher: City Owl Press

Publishing Date: December 2016

ISBN: 9781944728090

Genre: Steampunk

Rating: 2.7/5

Publishers Description: Pillage and plunder is what air pirates do, but for Albion Clemens, that will have to wait. The Manchu Marauder needs to find his American stepfather, Captain Samuel, lost to the wayward winds of a Steam Age Europe. Unfortunately, Captain Samuel has stolen the Laputian Leviathan, a powerful pirate artifact that’s got agents of Quee
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Emma
An interesting steampunk world with a diverse cast, but it suffered from a few narrative bugs that really put me off.

Firstly, everyone seemed to be mind-readers or have supernatural levels of noticing tiny details that weren't apparent to the reader. There was no logical way they could have seen/known things unless we were told otherwise (which we weren't). Secondly, Vanessa - she talks like a Brit pastiche with a bit more male fantasy than was entirely comfortable (I don't think many people ac
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Kerry Sharp
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended

I like the steam punk world created here.
The story is convincing and rattles along at a good pace. Strangely, though I enjoyed the characters I didn't feel I knew them.
The POV changes, of course, but I was not always sure who was narrating.
Despite these comments it is a good read.
InD'tale Magazine
3.5/5.0

While the writing is interesting, there was so much going on it was hard to read.

Read full review in the 2017 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Pat
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy.
I loved reading in each person's point of view. Everyone is strong and knows their own mind. Especially the women!
The book moved along. Set in Victorian times. Full of adventures.
Peter L. Morrison
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Carl Winebrinner
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
this was a good book and will keep you entertained for hours and hours.
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