Sky Pirates: Book Three in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow
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For romance and urban fantasy fans and readers of Gail Carriger’s Changeless and Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker, this thrilling historical fantasy adventure features warlocks, fairies, and the unforgettable heroine—the daring dirigible pilot Elle Chance—who navigates the realms between the Light and Shadow.
With her husband, Hugh Marsh, missing in the netherworld and presumed dead, Elle Chance loses herself in the task at hand: piloting the airship Water Lily on commissions across the globe. But as it turns out, her beloved is very much alive—the once-powerful warlock reduced to a wraith. When Water Lily is threatened by pirates, Elle will have to channel all her power as the Oracle—the keeper of the barrier between the two Realms—to try to save what she loves most. As the dark forces of Shadow converge around her, Elle must find a way to breach the curse that binds Marsh. But once released, will Marsh return to her—or is their love destined to die so that he can live?
final.” “I think you will find, Captain, that I am a very determined woman once my mind is made up. I must find the city and I will not rest until it is done.” This is what she had resolved in the silent hours of her shift. She needed to find Marsh and confront him. She needed to know where she stood. “Not on my ship you don’t.” Dashwood rubbed his temples “Now if you’ll kindly excuse me, I have work to do and you’ve given me an almighty headache.” He shooed her away. “For the second time, you
He scanned the card room, the expression on his face turning to a scowl. He was definitely following her. Of that she was sure. Escape through the card house was now impossible. The only way was up. Hopefully she’d find an open window or something to climb out of. As quietly as she could, Elle made her way up the stairs, trying not to let the fall of her boots echo too much on the stone slabs of the steps. Behind her, she heard voices. It was Salty Ben arguing with someone downstairs. A woman
the ground with a thud. At the same time, Ed shrieked and started firing his shotgun repeatedly. Everyone ducked as the buckshot sprayed across the close confines of the bridge. The windglass turned opaque in a spiderweb of cracks. On impact, Mr. Kipper groaned and slumped forward onto his controls, his insides spilling in a slick of blood and gore across the flight instruments. With Kipper no longer at the helm, the Inanna screeched and started plummeting to the ground. Everywhere, lights
no indication that he had witnessed them in a most intimate of moments just minutes before. For that, Elle was so deeply grateful she almost hugged him. “He says we have been swimming in a sacred spring,” Dashwood said. “There is a temple at the top of this hill.” The monk nodded and pointed toward some rocks that were just visible in the water. “The sacred springs. Carvings of the lingam and yoni. Man part and woman parts,” he said, gesturing at the geometric designs, “bring power to the
it carefully, where no one would look, and it has remained hidden here from the warlocks for all this time.” “Which explains the architecture,” Elle said, looking up at the columns. “It’s very, um … Grecian.” “I know you must be very angry at me,” Vivienne said. “I know how hard it must have been for you to grow up alone, not knowing why I abandoned you, my darling. But we don’t have time to discuss that now. In fact, we have no time at all.” Vivienne stood up and looked over her shoulder. “If