dinsdag 26 juni 2012

Zoe Archer - Skies of Fire

Title               : Skies of Fire
Series             : The Ether Chronicles # 1
Release date  : April 3rd, 2012
Publisher       : Avon Impulse
Genre            : Steam punk Romance

Man made of metal and flesh

Captain Christopher Redmond has just one weakness: the alluring spy who loved and left him years before…when he was still just a man. Now he's superhuman—a Man O' War, made as part of the British Navy's weapons program—and his responsibility is to protect the skies of Europe. If only he could forget Louisa Shaw.

A most inconvenient desire

Louisa, a British Naval Intelligence agent, has never left a job undone. But when her assignment is compromised, the one man who can help her complete her mission is also the only man ever to tempt her body and heart. As burning skies loom and passion ignites, Louisa and Christopher must slip behind enemy lines if they are to deliver a devastating strike against their foe . . . and still get out alive.

Skies of Fire by Zoe Archer is the first novel in the Ether Chronicles Series and I have to say it was very different from what I normally read, but definitely enjoyable.

There is a lot of world building in this book, especially in the beginning so you have to stay focus to keep up with all the information. England is at war and they have developed something that will turn human men into these Man O’War. This means their bodies are part metal that will give them energy to power airships. The downside is that these men cannot be far away from their airship in order to stay alive

Louisa Edwards and Christopher Redmond are the main characters and I liked them both from the beginning. Louisa and Christopher have a history together, when the relationship between them got to serious Louise left Christopher behind. She works for the British Intelligence and is one of their best spies. Christopher joined the Man O’War project after Louisa left him and has been transformed into this super human, through the telumium in his body he is now connected to his airship.

The two ex-lovers meet again after years when Louisa is in trouble and Christopher’s airship is there to pick her up. From the moment they meet again you can feel the huge attraction between them and you can sense that their relationship isn’t over. So when they work together to finish Louisa’s assignment, their relationship starts to grow again.

Zoe Archer is a new author to me and I have to say she has written a good story with an interesting world and great characters. In the beginning I had a few difficulties to get into the story, but that has nothing to do with the writing, it’s just not what I normally read. But I enjoyed this book and I’m definitely interested to see what the next book will bring to this series. I believe the second novel will be by Zoe Archer’s husband Nico Rosso.


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