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Revenge of the Mad Scientist - Book One (Airship Adventure Chronicles 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lara Nance
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Book Description

A steampunk adventure with a hint of romance.
When Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped, all clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval.
Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety of exotic locales to save him, and halt the potential world war.
But air-pirates, secret assassins and slave traders aren’t her only trials. The fickle hand of fate has made the captain of the only airship available for charter, the man who left her at the altar. For eight years she's wanted nothing more than to see him dead. Now he's her only hope.


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  • File Size: 3914 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479115797
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008XJ8LJ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #466,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Adventure October 15, 2012
By Marie
Format:Paperback
This book has a lot going on. There is a royal family, suspected kidnappers, actual kidnappers and then a love story. Lara Nance does a brilliant job putting it all together though, the characters, especially Lady Arabella really come to life and you feel like you really know them. Revenge of the Mad Scientist is a book that's exciting up until the very last page. I'd recommend reading this adventure book to anyone.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional September 27, 2012
Format:Paperback
This is my second steampunk book ever and this was by far my favorite. Lara Nance has done a wonderful job blending mystery and romance together. I cannot wait for the next book to come out which is rare for me. There are strange worlds and much more.Jules Verne has nothing on Lara Nance
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book September 11, 2012
Format:Paperback
Ok I don't usually read steampunk novels but this book sounded interested so I decided to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did. This book is very well written and I could very well imagine everything. This book is a quick read and I now can't wait for book 2 to come out. I highly recommend this book

*I received this book for free for my honest review*
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series!! January 26, 2013
Format:Paperback
REVENGE OF THE MAD SCIENTIST (Airship Adventure Chronicles #1) by Lara Nance

ABOUT THE BOOK: Released August 2012

When Lady Arabella Trunkett's father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped, all clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval.

Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame., urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety of exotic locales to save him, and halt the potential world war.

But airship pirates, secret assassins and slave traders aren't her only trials. The fickle hand of fate has made the captain of the only airship available for charter, the man that left her at the altar. For eight years she's wished him dead. Now he's her only hope

REVIEW: REVENGE OF THE MAD SCIENTIST is the first storyline in Lara Nance's Airship Adventure Chronicles written in the Steampunk genre. For those of you not familiar with Steampunk there is a detailed description on Wikipedia at: [...] But a simple explanation would be a `sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, often set in alternative history of the 19th century British Victoria or American Wild West.'

REVENGE OF THE MAD SCIENTIST incorporates most of the detailed description as outlined on Wikipedia including steam-powered air-ships, finitely detailed machinery and inventions as well as the clothing made popular by the genre: women's corsets, fancy gowns, men's leather jackets and helmets as well as magnifying eye pieces and special weapons.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a stempunk adventure March 31, 2013
Format:Paperback
Revenge of the Mad Scientist is a grand adventure in a steampunk world. The author has a clear vision of this world's technology, fashion, and style. The writing is clean and technically correct in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

However, the book never crosses the line from good to great. The plot depends upon too many coincidences to feel plausible. I never empathized with the characters, although a woman working in a male dominated profession may relate better to the Lady Arabella character. Only a few short passages had me anxiously turning pages.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More March 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I don't know what held me to your story, but I finished it in a few sittings. Little romantic drama and soul searching perhaps? good narrative, historically accurate, within reason, I can't pin it, but a good read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 30, 2013
By Duncan
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Very well written with a mixture of technology, adventure and drama! When reading, I appreciate having people who can spell and use proper grammar, for the most part, HOWEVER, I find the online books do not appear to have been proofed, as they have a very great many errors on both!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book March 15, 2013
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I read this book and at times did'nt want to put it down. I want the next book to find out what is going on still, I hope it's as good as the first one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fell in love with the sample
A book that had me hooked from the start.
I enjoyed the descriptions and the world. Steampunk adventure and fun and I was totally engrossed the whole time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kitsune
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy, fun read
Revenge of the Mad Scientist takes place in a steampunk world - and I haven't read that many books that do so. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kara K. Prem
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting steampunk adventure
Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped in the middle of a ball and the country of Gandiss is framed for the crime to stop the signing of a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kamilah S. Bryant
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
It was a Fun book. I enjoyed the characters and the plot twists and turns. Plus the settings and localities
Published 8 months ago by Ms Sarah Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
But only if you can get past some of the ridiculous luck the main character has. She's kind of a Mary Sue, so that's a little disappointing. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Christopher Wicke
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not really a stand out.
While I appreciate the tensions developed between the main characters, it was flat overall. The steampunk aspect of the story really did not contribute as much as I had hoped.
Published 9 months ago by daniel bush
4.0 out of 5 stars Perils of Pauline takes to the air!
This was overall an enjoyable read with main characters that you want to root for. It got a little hokey in a few places. Without giving away spoilers, you wanted to say, Really? Read more
Published 9 months ago by TomR
5.0 out of 5 stars Adventure
This was my first foray into stream-punk. I enjoyed the plot and the gadgets. The characters were entertaining and fit the plot line very well. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Philip L. Eads
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Steampunk!
Wonderful book and excellent detail descriptions letting my mind fully enjoy this Steampunk book. Wonderful characters and exciting read. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amy Sanders
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I just don't like steampunk
I've read a lot of Jules Verne and enjoyed it, and this book tries to be like one of his adventure stories. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Bhakta Jim
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More About the Author

Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale that will take you on an adventure of imagination.
If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you've come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal romance and adventure, she's willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance.
Her first paranormal romance, Memories of Murder, won RWA's New England Chapter's readers' choice award in 2012 for Best Paranormal Romance, as well as an award of merit as Best Book from a Virginia Author in the Holt Medallion contest. In 2013, her novel DraculaVille - Discovery in New York, won the Rudy award for best novel with romantic elements.
Lara's newest endeavor is under the name L.J.Nance, a children's book series titled: Lyra's Ocean World. The first book is out now: Lyra to the Rescue. The illustrator is Karen Webb.
Most of Lara's books are in print, electronic and audio format, with others soon to follow.
Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn... However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.
Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.

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