Forbidden Series #1
Punk & Sissy Publications
January 13, 2015
August 19, 2017
The year is 2836. It has been eight hundred years since The Great War. There are small groups of people scattered in isolated pockets around the world, but most are too suspicious of each other for any intimacy. If they don’t stop hiding, and learn to help each other, there won’t be anyone left on earth.
Liberty has grown up in this post-apocalyptic world. Her home is an airship built by her adopted father. Since his death, each day is just another day trying to survive in a hostile environment. That is until her father's dying friend asks if she’ll take custody of a small, child-like robot.
The last thing Liberty needs is another responsibility. Surprisingly, once the endearing robot is aboard Airus, she discovers there is more to life than just living, and loving someone can be as easy as breathing.
This was a very delightful and fun read! I think this story would appeal to both young and old alike. I’ve never read a post-apocalyptic story quite like this one. It’s very unique in that regard.
I know, how can any storyline set after the apocalypse be delightful! Right? Well, if it’ll ease your mind a bit, the characters in the story had absolutely nothing to do with the apocalypse. They just have to deal with the aftermath. Further, the setting is far enough after the events of the apocalypse (800 years) that it’s considered more historic than present.
Have you even imagined what it would be like to not only ride – but LIVE – in a hot air balloon? That was one of the delights in this story. Also, the variations in technology is very thought provoking. The characters seem to mostly have “old school” technology, but yet they interact with clumsy (and comical) robots that seem to be a collection of odd parts.
From a technical standpoint, I thought the pacing was perfect, and characters were developed, and any SPAG problems were minimal.
This was my first venture into the “steampunk” genre.
This story kept me fully engaged and turning the pages! Highly recommended!