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Prosperity

de Alexis Hall

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A breathtaking tale of passion and adventure in the untamed skies!Prosperity, 1863: a lawless skytown where varlets, chancers, and ne'er-do-wells risk everything to chase a fortune in the clouds, and where a Gaslight guttersnipe named Piccadilly is about to cheat the wrong man. This mistake will endanger his life . . . and his heart.Thrill! As our hero battles dreadful kraken above Prosperity. Gasp! As the miracles of clockwork engineering allow a dead man to wreak his vengeance upon the living. Marvel! At the aerial escapades of the aethership, Shadowless.Beware! The licentious and unchristian example set by the opium-addled navigatress, Miss Grey. Disapprove Strongly! Of the utter moral iniquity of the dastardly crime prince, Milord. Swoon! At the dashing skycaptain, Byron Kae. Swoon Again! At the tormented clergyman, Ruben Crowe.This volume (available in print, and for the first time on mechanical book-reading devices) contains the complete original text of Piccadilly's memoirs as first serialised in All the Year Round. Some passages may prove unsettling to unmarried gentlemen of a sensitive disposition… (més)
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I sooo want to read this. Now. But I would need a time machine. Or a superpower of being able to function with no sleep.
I want it NOW.

So. Finished it. I can't say anything but - if I could give this story seven stars, I would.

The stories of all the crew of Shadowless will be published on January 5th. You bet I've pre-ordered them. It's the best New Years present ever. ( )
  NannyOgg13 | Mar 27, 2021 |
Damn it, this book nearly broke me.
I have to confess I struggled with the first chapter of this book. It was late and I was tired and the combination of both probably wasn't conducive to the style of storytelling involved in this tale.
But today, I got back into it and devoured the last 75% in one sitting.

This is not a romance, a least not in the traditional sense. There no HEA or even HFN for our narrator, young Piccadilly, but we do see the relationship of two of the secondary characters through his eyes, and oh, how this relationship tugged by poor heart in opposite directions. I often find it hard to connect with relationships told by third parties, but with this one I felt every every pleading word and heartless wounding, and I was rooting for Ruban and Milord with a keenness that left me raw and bloody --and bitterly sad during one of the two sex scenes in the story.

As for the rest of the tale it was filled with airships and revenge, and whores and opiates, and kraken and mechanical dead men. Not necessarily in that order. And the strangest mismatch of characters ever brought together on a aethership.

And as for Piccadilly, he is left with the promise of something more.

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  Lillian_Francis | Feb 24, 2021 |
Really funny in many subtle ways this author worded things. Also, The MC's voice gaining vocabulary through the book was a impressively done. One of my favorite quotes from later in the book. "Uhhhn, quoth I."

The slang the author created. Immaculate and immersive into exactly what you would picture a 18th century steampunk past-dystopia would sound like.

Many of the story elements went under the radar for me due to that slang, though. I had to focus heavily on the words, wordplay, & context that some of the plot drowned out in the noise, sadly. Especially during some of the more densely action packed sections. ( )
  josh513 | Feb 3, 2018 |
This story has a bit of everything. It’s a steampunk that’s full of action and adventure with romance and sexiness added. The characters are interesting and unique, and some of the badies are things I normally don’t come across during my reading either like a clockwork zombie-ish man and a big kraken. The attitudes and personalities are big and diverse all around. I’m going to continue the series. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
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A breathtaking tale of passion and adventure in the untamed skies!Prosperity, 1863: a lawless skytown where varlets, chancers, and ne'er-do-wells risk everything to chase a fortune in the clouds, and where a Gaslight guttersnipe named Piccadilly is about to cheat the wrong man. This mistake will endanger his life . . . and his heart.Thrill! As our hero battles dreadful kraken above Prosperity. Gasp! As the miracles of clockwork engineering allow a dead man to wreak his vengeance upon the living. Marvel! At the aerial escapades of the aethership, Shadowless.Beware! The licentious and unchristian example set by the opium-addled navigatress, Miss Grey. Disapprove Strongly! Of the utter moral iniquity of the dastardly crime prince, Milord. Swoon! At the dashing skycaptain, Byron Kae. Swoon Again! At the tormented clergyman, Ruben Crowe.This volume (available in print, and for the first time on mechanical book-reading devices) contains the complete original text of Piccadilly's memoirs as first serialised in All the Year Round. Some passages may prove unsettling to unmarried gentlemen of a sensitive disposition

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