Saturday, August 18, 2012

"Flash Gold" by Lindsay Buroker: A Review

Flash Gold (Flash Gold Chronicles #1)Flash Gold by Lindsay Buroker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had been wanted to read a steampunk novel for a long time and recently I found Flash Gold available for free on Kindle. When I want to try a new genre, I often go for the freebies first just in case I don't like it. With Flash Gold, I loved it.

This is a short piece of fiction, only a little over 50 pages, depending on the size font you use on your e-reader. I've always loved mechanical things and this story pulled me right in. Kali is a tinkerer having made her own rifle nearly fully automatic, as well as other countermeasures to protect herself and her shop. Her newly acquired companion, Cedar, who she hired on to help her in her race across the Yukon, is a mysterious man, but very likable.

The book is full of action from being attacked by criminals to an air attack by pirates. There was never a dull moment. My only complaint is that it ended too soon, but kudos to the author, Lindsay Buroker for doing that. It only made me want to read the next book in the series, which I believe is a continuation of this story. It's now on my To Be Read list.

If other steampunk novels are like this, I think I've found a new genre to be a fan of.

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  1. Greetings!

    I participated in the A to Z Challenge and am slowly working my way through visiting the other participant's blogs. Nice to meet you! You have a lovely blog...

    Take care,

    Donna L Martin

  2. I really enjoyed Flash Gold as well. It's the first of a whole series featuring those characters (haven't gotten around to the others yet). Flash Gold is the "Weird West" type of steampunk (think Will Smith's Wild Wild West movie.) More traditional Victorian steampunk is usually set in England. You might like Viridis, which is also a Kindle freebie and is more in that vein, with a romance angle.

  3. Thanks for the recommendation, Kat. I just downloaded Virdis.