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Wings of Equity [Kindle Edition]

Sean Kennedy
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The truth is that those who make a difference usually get martyred. What good are you dead?

Ezra Kneebone is most at home in the skies, piloting his airship with his best friend Jazz, even if it doesn’t quite pay the bills or warm Ezra’s empty bed. Those same skies are also the territory of a man known as Icarus, who uses his metal wings to steal from the rich and feed the poor. Icarus and Ezra could be soul mates but for one thing: Icarus has a bounty on his head, and Ezra is desperate for money.

Against the wishes of Jazz and her partner, the formidable Lady Bart, Ezra is determined to get his man... in more ways than one. But when Icarus saves Ezra’s life, Ezra realizes he would be betraying a hero—and his heart—if he turned Icarus in. Unfortunately, the bounty is tempting more than one hunter, and Ezra will find that loving a fugitive may mean becoming one too.

Product Details

  • File Size: 708 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (July 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042AMI0O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,915 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliantly Constructed World and 'Gay' Love Story!! December 18, 2011
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Sean has written a story that is not just great within itself, but is also a true feat in the 'gay-genre'! The story is clearly well researched and is a true steam-punkish tale. It is not book porn, but rather a genuine story with a very real love story. Kneebone is flawed, charming and a great character that you want to succeed and smack; is the Jack Sparrow of the sky. It was a truly good story and I hope Sean writes something in the steampunk genre again, because this was really, very good!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read February 2, 2011
I'd just been asking myself recently why there isn't more M/M steampunk - and look, here we are! While the genre often sacrifices dramatic elements for atmosphere and tech, this most certainly was not the case here. The straightforward plot proceeds at an excellent pace, breathtaking flight and aerial battle scenes alternating with more personal drama, and the characterization does not suffer as a result of technical description.

Mr. Kennedy makes a bold choice in narrators here. Rather than the more traditional alternating POV between the two principles in the romance, he has us alternating between our often-harried hero, Ezra, and his business partner and friend, Jazz. Jazz and her lover, Lady Bart, play the supporting roles here, though their part of the story is told with sympathy and a loving eye for detail. The reader is kept at a distance from Icarus this way, but Jazz's view of the world is unique and her mix of idealism and pragmatism helps us see both Ezra and Icarus through other eyes. Ezra himself is utterly charming; a man whose stubbornness and pride drive him to do things that makes his heart cringe. He wants to be hard, to be as tough as anyone out there, but his own innate sense of justice keeps scuttling his best laid plans.

The first chapter does have some issues with passages that skirt dangerously close to being an information dump. There is a forced feeling to some of the sentences, as if trying too hard for better sounding words, and a somewhat forced feel to the initial bantering dialogue, as if Ezra and Jazz know we're listening. But keep going, gentle readers. Once Mr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Second Coming of H. G. Wells October 12, 2013
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What a wonderful book. It had me laughing, joyous at this marvelously strange and intriguing new world that Mr. Kennedy imagined in "Wings of Equity".

His world is an America with a distinct 19th-century flavor, but radically different from the one that actually came to pass. Air transport is helium dirigibles with gasoline engines. They even have tablets, but unlike the sleek plastic concoctions of today, they have a wooden back and an unknown power source. There is just enough of an echo of our current technologies that their apparently crude (though how crude is it when a table has a button to project a map into the air above it?) but effective technologies are entirely credible.

And, of course, it's a gay love story.

What more can you ask for? How about raging air battles, at least a couple of super-rich villains, a government that refuses to take care of its non-urban cities or its less-than-rich citizens, or even cares to - thus necessitating a "Robin Hood of The Air"?

What fun. What a well-written book. Sean Kennedy does it again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story September 29, 2013
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I'll read anything Sean Kennedy writes! This was a fun book which I read any chance I got. Keep 'em coming!
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More About the Author

Sean Kennedy was born in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia, but currently lives in the second most isolated city in the world (although there still seems to be conjecture over whether it is actually number one). Living in such deprived circumstances can only affect his writing, which is published by Dreamspinner Press.

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