Window on the World

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.

Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story - Pauline Creeden

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!!