- File Size: 1025 KB
- Print Length: 369 pages
- Publisher: PS342 Publishing (April 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06WW4J382
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #88 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
- #137 in Books > Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
- #717 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
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Yes, those magnificent stories that leap off the page and capture your heart. The Mapmaker's Daughter is that story. I didn't want to leave this story. I wanted it to keep going on and on. Joanna Emerson you are right, Jun needs her own story.
I'm in awe. This book was superb and made me happy that I am a reader. I feel like I just had my favorite piece of pie and all I can say is it was good, very good.
The Mapmaker's Daughter is fantastic! A masterpiece and instant classic! This is one of those stories that has it all. Adventure, magic, romance, betrayal, action, and surprises! It needs to be a movie! Seriously, Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki, please pick this up and turn it into an awesome anime!
Joanna Emerson has a way with words for sure. She's poetic and descriptive, which is what I want when I read fantasy and/or steampunk. Five big stars for The Mapmaker's Daughter!!!
Meanwhile, Paddy is trying to support the family. His mother is dead, his father abandoned the family years ago, he has two living siblings (others have died from sickness and starvation) and a family friend has moved in to help with his younger brothers, allowing him time to work in his shop. He has few friends because the majority of the townspeople think his father sold out his country to go fight for the queen.
This is Ireland at a time when the country is recovering from a famine and they are oppressed by the English. His father was considered a traitor and the townspeople held it against the family.
While he is out walking on the beach, he sees an airship that is in trouble and a woman parachute from it. He rushes into the water to help her. He’s never seen anything like her. She’s dressed in black with long black hair and she doesn’t speak his language. Paddy goes through the motions of introducing himself and gets her name from her. Akemi.
What he later finds out is that she is a refugee from Japan and she is being sought by a band of pirates who will stop at nothing to get her back. The emperor has promised a huge payout when she is returned. But she has to be alive.
Jun, a pirate slave, who poses as a boy, wants this treasure for herself. She’s determined to get away from the pirates and get Akemi back to Japan, no matter what the cost. She was sorely mistreated by the pirates and well, just about everybody because she wasn’t the most becoming in appearance. But she was smart. She knew several languages and served as in an interpreter for the pirate captain. She was clever enough to use that to her advantage. But she was also conniving and untrustworthy, which did not work out so well for Akemi.
I loved how all of the characters have their own part of the story and how it all came together in the end. Well done!
This is the first steampunk novel I’ve ever read. I didn’t know what to expect. What I got was a really great story, packed full of emotion, political turmoil, friendship, love, and forgiveness. It’s a longer book, but I still had it read in a day. It was hard to put it down once I started it.
I so wanted to give it five stars, but it has some formatting problems at the beginning and needs another trip to the editor for some wrong word usage. However, the story is fantastic with great characters. I enjoyed this story very much.
*Reviewed for the Say What?? Book Club