Kiri's Reviews > Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869
Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 (Castle in the Stars, #1)
Beautiful and inventive! In 1869, young Seraphin dreams of exploring space with the mysterious "aether" as a source of power. His father is a great engineer and is tapped to design the engines for such a spacecraft. (Tragically, his mother was lost while trying to prove aether's existence.) There's political intrigue between Prussians and Bavarians and some glimpses of the mysterious King Ludwig (an actual person from history). I enjoyed how this fantastical story is built around real history. What's next for our adventurers? What, indeed, if the space race had begun in 1869? Whoa!
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