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The Gearheart: Maiden Flight of the Avenger Paperback – April 5, 2011
About the Author
Alex White lives in the woodland city of Huntsville, Alabama, where he writes pulp fiction and performs it on podcast with his wife, Renée. They have a son who is part dinosaur and a couple of animals.
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If you are looking for magic and action. Pick this one up! It's a quick novella to read, and full of poetic metaphors. I'm amazed at Alex's metaphors, ones that are so visual and usage of everyday things I couldn't have ever thought of putting together to describe with a poetic nature. I just can't get over these descriptions!
"Light flowed over Headmistress Richardson's fingers like a fog crawling down the mountainside. It sprayed from her fingertips where she had finished her glyph and slithered out, leaving little sparks in its wake." ...19pg
This is a Novella in The Gearheart world, with characters I've seen in Artifice. However, this is a prequel so you DO NOT have to listen to Artifice to read this, but it is a great compliment to each other. You could very well read this before listening to Artifice and not spoil Artifice, and not spoil Maiden Flight in reverse order. But you might want to listen to it after you learn about the magics in this action packed world.
We learn of magic and alchemy in this world. What they are and the differences between them, even use of them with the views of the people. Augustus is young and it's great to see him more in his element with his powers...mechanics, and no not just with working and building with his hands. We see Isabelle partnered with Augustus, both from Fumoston Chapter of the Seekers helping in another area. We also get to see Isabelle front and center work her fire-y magic. Keegan, Jonathon, and Cog make an appearance as well. We have a few new people we meet: Bettie Misko, one tough grease monkey chick that taught Augustus what he knows. The gangster Charles Patrick.
Augustus and Bettie have a long history and make me smile with their banter. Augustus has a plan for a flyer that will win him the race, but needs help building it quick enough to enter the Aeroprix race in a months time. That's where Bettie comes in, but I also feel for Augustus when he learns a secret of Bettie's which will drag him in deeper than he expected. The core to power the first and one-of-a-kind flyer is something new to them and one Augustus has to figure out, and will at a cost.
I'll be looking for more magic with the Seekers in the future. So keep your eyes peeled!