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DragonFly: Illustrated Edition (Missions of the DragonFly Squadron Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Reader's Favorite Five-Star Review
Reviewed By Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite
DragonFly by Charles A Cornell is a riveting read! Pilot Officer Veronica "Ronnie" Somerset's duty calls her to a fortress on the Cornish coastline of England. The castle of Enysfarne stands regal and immovable, seemingly untouched by time. Enysfarne has become a remote military outpost for the Royal Navy. Leaving behind her past and regret, Ronnie knows it is time to prove herself. But, she never dreamed she would be flying a "thoroughbred plane" powered by ancient mysterious crystals and fueled by water. Reunited with her childhood friends, Ronnie and a bizarre crew of misfits become the DragonFly Squadron. They ready themselves for Hitler's diabolical army. For the DragonFly Squadron, the anthem of "Victory or Death" rings loud and clear. It is their time, it's their duty. It is time to shine or die trying.
"The events are now in the past, but they leave us with so many lessons for the future." Charles A Cornell's DragonFly is an extremely inventive science fiction fantasy portraying World War II. Cornell takes the stories told to him as a child and weaves a fantastic futuristic twist into them, creating a mind-boggling "what if" tale. Imagination takes a front row seat in this tale depicting female RAF pilots, advanced aircraft, Nazi cyborgs and the power of the ancient crystals. The plot magnifies Hitler's obsession with the occult and the scientific experimentation of the Third Reich. The plot's action is enhanced by vivid metaphorical illustrations and exciting air combat descriptions. The characterization is top-notch! The heroine's character development intensifies with every turn of the page. The inclusion of the photography is icing on the cake in this extraordinary narrative. Insightful, creative and unique - be ready to be shocked and awed by DragonFly!
About the Author
When Charles isn't trying to survive the chaos of everyday life, he's dreaming up all kinds of bat-shit crazy fiction. He specializes in science fiction, science fantasy, dieselpunk & steampunk. He's known to write award-winning mystery thrillers too!
Charles has a BSc. degree in Metallurgy & an MBA. He worked in materials engineering, quality management, logistics &purchasing for a big name Fortune 500 company.
Charles A Cornell was born in England, raised in Canada and now lives in Florida.
His first published novel, Tiger Paw, won the 2012 Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Thriller from the Florida Writers Association.
His dieselpunk work, DragonFly is a retro-futuristic collision of science fiction and fantasy with a generous dash of alternative history. DragonFly was a 2014 Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist in Science Fiction, has received numerous Amazon Five-Star reviews, two prestigious Reader's Favorite Five Star Reviews, and won the 2018 Reader's Favorite Silver Medal in the Young Adult - Action category.
Charles's short stories and novellas have appeared in the anthologies, The Prometheus Saga, Return To Earth and In Shadows Written. His Prometheus Saga science fiction story Crystal Night won the FWA Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Novella in 2016.
Please visit me at CharlesACornell.com for news on my latest publications, writing projects, author signings, promotions, and giveaways; and for musings on dieselpunk and retrofuturism. Also check out my worlds of Steampunk at SteampunkNovels.com and DragonFly at DragonFly-Novels.com (featuring galleries of retrofuturistic aircraft and other illustrations from DragonFly).
- File Size : 8588 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 387 pages
- ASIN : B00IPU44N6
- Publication Date : February 28, 2014
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Publisher : Charles Cornell Creative Partners LLC (February 28, 2014)
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,716,881 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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