Steampunk stories about an airship crew…on Mars
As a child Astrid flew the giant birds of Mars, but as an adult she was passed over for smaller jockeys. She longs to return to the sky. When Ian arrives in the airship Phoenix, his friendship renews her hopes for flight, and life, and love. Together they battle fierce storms, bitter society mavens, and murderous pirates.
Astrid Laakkonen wants to fly. As a child, she used to soar through the sky on the backs of Mars’s giant birds. But fully grown, she’s passed over for young, lightweight jockeys. It seems she’ll be grounded forever, until Ian Kahoon shows up in a gleaming airship. His arrival sparks new dreams for Astrid—dreams of love and a life in the sky.
Astrid and Ian battle a fierce storm and a fiercer society to stay together. But when the king commandeers the airship Phoenix for a battle with pirates, it may cost them everything they hold dear.
On a future terraformed Mars, a collapse of civilization has led to a new Dark Ages, and the ancient days of technology are seen as an Age of Magic. But the builders and crew of the Phoenix are determined to recover the science of ancient days, when people flew not only across land and sea but between worlds.