A Flight of Thieves is re-released!

Indie re-release:

A Flight of Thieves cover

In a dangerous world of isolated, steam-powered, island communities, a thousand years after Earth’s apocalyptic flood, Princess Victoria and her robot mentor King Henry recruit a ragtag band of airship adventurers to help her fight the military traitors who intend to murder her family and enslave the kingdom.

Victoria has spent all of her sixteen years in a secluded palace on Ben Nevis Island under the protection of King Henry, one of the three original robots programmed by the ancient ancestors to rule the flooded planet Earth. She’s safe there, but her family and their intelligent clockwork servants treat her like the tomboy child she used to be—and sometimes still is. She yearns to fly away in one of the great steam-driven iron airships to see the world.

It seems too good to be true when Henry asks Victoria to board the Royal Airship Elizabeth, with him disguised as her robot footman, and fly over the sea to meet the Lord of Ireland. Victoria jumps at the chance for an adventure, and they take to the skies together.

But the world is a dangerous place. Air pirates prowl trade routes, and slaver fleets cross the oceans to raid unprotected islands. The Royal Navy is building up to a war, and Henry’s old friend, the Lord of Ireland, is accused of giving safe harbor to pirates. Victoria and Henry must overcome them all in order to make their way home to a kingdom that might not still be standing.

A Flight of Thieves is available from:

Amazon.com

Amazon UK

Apple, Nook, Kobo, and Inktera

A Flight of Thieves – Contracted!

Exciting news!

I’ve signed a contract with Taliesin Publishing to publish my YA post-apocalyptic steampunk novel A Flight of Thieves, Book One of the Sky Ships series.

I’m especially excited about this sale because it’s the first in my new career direction as a dedicated YA author. My existing titles will still be available, but from now on I intend to write only for teens because it’s the best fun I’ve had in years and it’s put the zing back into my work.

Happy David. 🙂

Here’s my (unofficial and unedited) blurb for A Flight of Thieves:

In a world of isolated island communities, a thousand years after Earth’s apocalyptic flood, Princess Victoria and her robot mentor King Henry recruit a ragtag band of airship adventurers to help her fight the military traitors who intend to murder her family and enslave the kingdom.

Victoria has spent all her sixteen years in a secluded palace on Ben Nevis Island under the protection of King Henry, who is one of the three original robots programmed by the ancestors to rule the flooded planet Earth. She’s safe there, but her family and their intelligent clockwork servants treat her like the tomboy child she used to be—and sometimes still is. She yearns to fly away on one of the great iron airships, to see the world and become the person she’s meant to be.

But the world is a dangerous place. Air pirates prowl trade routes and slaver fleets cross the oceans to raid unprotected islands. The Royal Navy is building up to a war footing under its own steam and Henry’s old friend the Lord of Ireland is accused of giving safe harbour to pirates. Suspecting his advisors have deliberately isolated him, Henry asks Victoria to board the Royal Airship Elizabeth with him disguised as her robot footman and fly over the sea to meet the Lord of Ireland. Victoria jumps at the chance for an adventure and they take to the skies together.

Very happy David! 🙂

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