• by Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by Nicholas Boulton
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

M'lady's name is Shadowless, cos she's the fastest ship in the sky. And she ain't no everyday airship, she's an aethership, meaning she don't need engines nor turbines nor nowt but an aethermancer and the stars t' guide her.
When luckless Dil falls half-dead onto the deck of the skyship Shadowless, he joins an outlaw crew haunted by visions of maelstrom. Driven by a ruthless captain, guided by a pilot with madness in her eyes, they hunt the power that holds up the clouds. Until it turns - to hunt them.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A fun and dramatic steampunk story

This steampunk adventure features a diverse cast of characters and has excellent narration. Highly recommended!
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- Ma

Good, but not great

A lovely, but not-quite-satisfying story. The language can take a little while to catch on to, but creates a unique and endearing voice for the main character.

While the characters are all intriguing, and mostly very easy to lobe, the story never quite seems to find its footing. It stands at a somewhat muddled intersection of adventure and romance with a Lovecraftian/steampunk backdrop, never entirely sure what it wants to be. By the time you reach the climax, it feels like a main story arc is just beginning.

Still, a solid 3.5 so long as you love a queer, character-focused story. My greatest complaint is how little the ending does to satisfy. If you've connected with the characters, you'll find yourself immediately wanting more, and not necessarily in a good way.

As far as narration goes, Boulton knocks it out of the park, as always. He's become a huge selling point on audio books for me with good reason.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2016
  • Publisher: Hedgehog Inc