My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There is something about pirates that captures our imagination. Perhaps it is a sense of freedom coming from living life on your own terms. The crew of the airship Desire has a problem. A problem pirate crews normally wish for, a priceless piece of cargo to unload. It is so valuable, in fact, that everyone wants to get their hands on it.
Captain Morris leads the crew of the Desire, assisted by the beautiful and cunning first officer Beatrice. Beatrice loves a good fight. She thrives best in times of pure adrenaline where she only has to worry about herself and maybe a couple of others. She loves her captain and the ship she calls home. Like most of us, Beatrice hates change and would be content to go on with life exactly as it is. Until the day she finds her best friend standing over the body of Captain Morris.
“An Airship Named Desire” is a fun ride. I really enjoyed the book and Katherine McIntyre’s story telling style. Not overly gory, it hearkens back to the golden age of piracy and has the element of adventure that makes a gritty nautical story.
If there were any technical issues with the writing, I didn’t notice them and it is well edited. A few parts I thought suffered from too much description, but overall not often enough to make me put the book down.
I can highly recommend “An Airship Named Desire”, by Katherine McIntyre.
-Bryan the Writer