I am a wife and mom of two grown children (who can't seem to move out) and two furbabies. I write about my family life, as well as causes that are dear to my heart, with recipes every Wednesday and book reviews every Friday. My favorite genre is historical fiction.
I love steampunk novels, but have only read a few of them. In my opinion, it is very difficult to write a believable steampunk world.
Pauline Creeden has pulled it off in Chronicles of Steele: Raven:The Complete Story. Not only was the story believable, but I felt like I was right in the middle of it. I could see the zeppelin overhead and feel the steam from the mechanical horses.
The introductions to each chapter were fascinating, much like a compassionate version of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Here's the intro to Chapter One of Episode 3:
Remain open minded.
Watch for change in both people and environs.
When things do not go as expected, be willing to change one's expectations.
I enjoyed watching Raven mature as she tried to complete her final redemption and learned the truth about herself, her history and her friends and enemies. The book is a fun and adventurous read, but also inspiring and thought-provoking. I think this would be a great story for the whole family to enjoy!!