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Crosswind – Another intriguing tale

Posted By on 29. November 2012

I mentioned in the last podcast I have a back-list of some 30 books I want to read and review, all Steampunk related. Well, here’s one more.

Crosswind by Steve Rzasa

Crosswind Cover

 
This is what it says on the sleeve:

It’s been almost five hundred years since the collapse of the Great Commonwealth. The plagues left folk few and far between. City-states rule the continent of Galderica. There’s coin to be had in trade—whether you take your wares by aeroplane or ride them over the rails

Winchell Sark has a fine life as a reporter for the Perch Advocate newspaper, a good family at home and a faith that seems downright peculiar to most everyone else. So when he is called out to investigate a biplane crash at the foot of Perch, the finest center of aviation in the Sawtooth Mountains, he doesn’t think much of it.

But there are dark powers at work—powers that have their eye on Perch. Powers that mankind long thought consigned to the trash heap of mythology. ‘Cept they were wrong.

It’s up to Winch and his brother Copernicus, a hotshot pilot, to save their people—and it ain’t going to be easy.

Awesome! One giant collection of tropes! It may even be a tiny bit Cthulhu-esque. And Sawtooth Mountain, what an epic pulp name for a giant piece of rock! Delightful. All I have to do now is find the time…


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