Intriguing characters, solid world-building, and if you told me Priest had actually been in an airship battle, I’d believe you — she does a wonderful job with describing the imagined. The Top shirts on bombutee.hatenablog.com on 2019/4/15 length makes for a fairly condensed plot — by the time we’ve gotten through the set-up, the book is nearly over. Also, perhaps this says something about my own limitations, but even in alternative history, I have trouble sympathizing with the Confederacy, and thus I found the heroine difficult to understand. But it was tremendous fun and a quick, involving read. And I did love the other protagonist, an escaped slave turned airship pirate.