The Burning Sky (Halcyon #1: A Steampunk Fantasy)
Taziri had a promising career as an airship engineer and inventor until an explosion incinerated the fleet and killed most of the Air Corps. Now, she is the only pilot left to help the marshals hunt down the people responsible for this tragedy before they can strike again.
Taziri's investigation ranges across the country on airships, steamships, and racing locomotives, from sprawling cities to ancient tombs. She discovers a vast conspiracy including a traitorous ambassador with an electric touch, an Espani doctor performing horrific experiments, and a Samaritan assassin who prefers Italian daggers over Mazigh guns.
And as killers emerge from every shadow and riots erupt on every street corner, Taziri quickly learns to defend herself as only an engineer can - with her wits and her tools.
In a country where women control the government, the military, and the most powerful industries in the world, Taziri has a clear advantage over the male marshals. But despite all her efforts, her country's only hope for peace may be an exiled Incan princess and her swashbuckling lover, and an airship called Halcyon falling from the burning sky.
Series: The Burning Sky is the first novel in the Halcyon Trilogy. Explore this stunning vision of a Mediterranean world where fantastical machines sail the seas and skies, enormous prehistoric beasts roam the land, and restless ghosts haunt the frozen wastes.
Features: Maps | Appendix of historical facts | Preview of Halcyon #2, The Broken Sword