Title: CHASING CHRISTMAS PAST
Subtitle: An Airship Racing Chronicles Short Story
Author: MELANIE KARSAK
Genre: FICTION, SCI-FI, CHRISTMAS, STEAMPUNK
Length: 41 PAGES
Publisher: CLOCKPUNK PRESS
Type of Book: EBOOK
Received From: FREE FROM THE AUTHOR
Release Date: 2014
Price: $1.02 on Amazon
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The main character is a young woman named Lily. She is the captain of the airship “Stargazer.” Lily has entered the Yuletide Airship Race ever since she was young, and last year she had almost won. This year – 1820 – Lily was determined to win.
Lily would never admit it to anyone, but she is lonely and Christmas being the next day amplified her loneliness.
Will Lily finally be able to beat out all the other airship captains? And what will she do about her loneliness?
Melanie Karsak’s world-building is superb. The Steampunk version of London where the story takes place is highlighted by vivid imagery.
What a gift! Melanie Karsak has the ability to describe a scene so well that you can visualize it easily in your mind. For example:
“The rooftops were covered with a powdering of crystalline snow. The gaslamp light made everything sparkle. The waves on the Thames twinkled with golden light.”
I rate this short story as 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I highly recommend this wonderful Steampunk Christmas tale.
Thank you to the author for providing me with a free copy of this story.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles, The Harvesting Series, and The Celtic Blood Series.
She is a steampunk connoisseur, zombie whisperer, and heir to the iron throne.
Melanie currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children.
She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.
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