Indie Focus: Review Of Flash Gold By Lindsay Buroker


A GIRL’S GOTTA DO WHAT A GIRL’S GOTTA DO!

A PRECOCIOUS HEROINE GETS MORE THAN SHE BARGAINED FOR WHEN ENTERING A RACE TO WIN THE PRIZE MONEY NEEDED TO LEAVE TOWN

 

Book CoverFlash Gold
(Flash Gold Chronicles, Book 1)

Lindsay Buroker

Genre: Alternate History, Steampunk
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 56 Pages
Date: 27th March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1458028129

 
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Kali McAlister is a precocious young inventor whose innovations seem far too good to be true, causing some of the inhabitants of Moose Hollow to view her as a witch. The epithet may not be accurate but Kali is in possession of a secret bequeathed to her by her father, that not only enhances her inventions but also holds the key to obtaining the riches that will allow her to escape the life of drudgery she lives in the town. But little does she know that the secret of “flash gold” makes her a target for people who will stop at nothing to obtain it from her. If she is to realise her dream, Kali will need all her resourcefulness to thwart the machinations of her adversaries, and maybe even the help of a mysterious stranger, to win a three day cross-country race.

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Quote: Stormdancer, “It’s Easy To Lose Yourself…”


THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY

 

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“It’s easy to lose yourself in the idea of a person and be blinded to their reality.”

Jay Kristoff
Stormdancer

 
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Review: Stormdancer By Jay Kristoff


AN EXTRAORDINARY GIRL STANDS UP TO DEFY AN EMPIRE

THE START OF THE LOTUS WAR TRILOGY IS A GRIPPING STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE WITH A PSEUDO-JAPANESE AESTHETIC

 

Book CoverStormdancer
(The Lotus War, Book 1)

Jay Kristoff

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Steampunk
Publisher: Tor UK
Format: Paperback, 465 Pages
Date: 13th September 2012

ISBN-10: 0230762883
ISBN-13: 978-0230762886

 
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What do you do when a novel with a premise you find intriguing, garners numerous scathing reviews from book bloggers you follow, thereby putting you off reading it? In this particular instance, having noted that many of these bad reviews were actually, less than subtle, attacks on the author, I simply ignored the reviews and subsequently read the book. And what a good decision it proved to be; Stormdancer is an engrossing tale of one girl’s journey from reluctant, disdainful acceptance of the status quo, to becoming the focal point for armed rebellion against an oppressive empire.

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