Free-Wrench by Joseph R. Lallo

Free-Wrench

By Joseph R. Lallo

  • Release Date: 2014-07-16
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4
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From 158 Ratings
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Description

The islands of Caldera are a shining jewel in a rather bleak world. A terrible calamity in the past had blanketed much of the world with a toxic "fug." Those who survived were forced to take to the mountains and the skies in wondrous airships. Life has since been a struggle, with only the most ruthless and crafty able to survive. To spare themselves the same fate, the Calderans erected a battery of guns to fend off the airships of the mainland. They isolated themselves from the madness of the world, choosing instead to focus on the pursuits of art and creativity. Few believe the technologically advanced but socially barbarous outsiders have anything to offer. Amanita Graus, though, is hoping that they do.
Nita's mother has lost her livelihood and perhaps soon her life to a terrible disease. Already the black sheep of the family for embracing engineering rather than art, Nita resolves to leave the safety of her home and do whatever it takes to find a cure. For a price, the bizarre crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker are willing to grant her a meeting with their mysterious benefactors, and thus a chance to procure the one thing with a chance to save her mother.
Free-Wrench follows Nita’s adventures in a steampunk world of airships and lunatics. Helping her in her journey are an eccentric crew of smugglers; the gruff Cap’n Mack, the simple but enthusiastic Lil and Coop, the arrogant marksman Gunner, the surly surgeon Butch, and the irritable mascot Wink. To survive and find what she seeks she’ll need to earn their trust, follow their rules, and meet face to face with the people who pull the strings of their society.

Reviews

  • Top notch steampunk

    5
    By ThaShroom
    Great read!
  • Excellent

    4
    By PeterParslow
    Just finished ‘Free-wrench’ by Joseph R Lallo, which I got as a free iBook. Pretty good ‘steam punk’ (I.e. alternative tech post apocalyptic). This one’s all steam powered air ships. Reminded me of the game ‘Sky Traders’. I’ll buy the next one
  • My review

    1
    By mchonnorhew
    I thought the book was
  • Great read and fast storyline

    5
    By Happymark1981
    Read this by chance as a free book. Very well written and a fast action packed novel. Hope the next is as good Mark
  • Amazing

    5
    By Shannon2.79346
    I was hooked from the very first chapter would definitely recommend it to any one, most people would enjoy it and I looking forward to reading the next two books.
  • If you like Firefly...

    5
    By Stellar13
    you'll love this. Great wee short story. Looking forward to the sequel.
  • Entertaining

    4
    By Gerald the Moorhen
    Great fun, apparently it was finished in three months. Possibly a bit more time and another run through would have beefed up the prose and given the characters a bit more depth, though maybe that's the author's style. The follow up may proof one way or another.
  • Great!

    4
    By Grace 55
    I really enjoyed this, would love the world to be explored further.
  • Love it

    5
    By Gogo Bee
    Great story, would love to read more. Book was addictive!

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