Title: Skies of Gold
Two Lonely Hearts…
Kalindi MacNeil survived the devastating enemy airship attack that obliterated Liverpool, but even her engineering skills can’t seem to repair her broken heart. Seeking to put her life back together, Kali retreats to a desolate, deserted island—only to discover she’s not alone. Captain Fletcher Adams, an elite man/machine hybrid, a Man O’ War, crashed his battle-damaged airship into this deserted island after Liverpool, never expecting to survive the wreck. But survive he did.
Believing he is nothing but a living weapon, Fletcher is wary of his new-found companion—a pretty, damaged, but determined young woman. Together they are stranded on the deserted island, and it is only a matter of time until desire gets the best of both of them. Soon Kali and Fletcher find they may be just what the other needed. But a danger from beyond the island puts them to the test. Will it rip them apart or bond their hearts forever?
Author: Zoe Archer
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sweet Revenge, Warrior, Scoundral
Series: The Ether Chronicles #5
Published by Avon Source: Publisher
Published: August 6, 2013
Genres: Sci Fi Romance, Steampunk
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I have not read the other books in this series and I was hoping that this could be read as a standalone also. It worked out just fine. I was able to follow this story without reading the others although now I would like to read the others also.
Skies of Gold did not have a lot of fast paced action in the first half and I usually read books with a lot of action. However with this story it works just fine. The story kept me interested and I did not mind that there was not a lot of action because that is not what this book is about. There is not going to be a lot of action when you are stranded on a deserted island. Once you got to the last half or so of the story there is more action going on.
Kalindi has been through a lot. After the attack at Liverpool she has recovered from her injuries and now just seeks to be alone to do her work. She is an engineer and inventor. This character was very complex and I enjoyed reading about her. She is a strong woman who is very good at her work. Fletcher is part man and part machine. He was hurt in the past by the people he loved the most. The author did a very good job at writing these characters and building this world.
This world that has been created by the author sounds great. I love Steampunk for this reason. All the technology intertwined with the more Victorian era. In this world airships are only for the navy. The regular citizens only travel by land and sea. Fletcher is a Captain of one of these airships.
All in all I will continue to read the Ether Chronicles and would also read other stories by Zoe Archer.