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review Lost Things (The Order of the Air, #1) Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð In 1929 archeologists began draining Lake Nemi in search of the mysterious ships that have been glimpsed beneath its waters since the reign of Claudius What they awakened had been drowned for two thousand years For a very good reasonVeteran avCh that they’ve already survived But Lewis has always dreamed true and what he sees in his dreams will take them on a dangerous chase from Hollywood to New York to an airship over the Atlantic and finally to the Groves of Diana HerselfThe world is full of lost treasures Some of them are better off not foun. So these are historical fantasy WWI has recently ended and WWII has not yet begun so that adds a poignant note as characters think about their recent lived experience of the Great War and hope nothing like that ever happens againAlma was an ambulance driver in the war Now she is a pilot and owner of a small company that flies freight and passengers around the country She is possibly a little too good to be true but only strained credulity a little bit Oh and for those of you who like me appreciate female protagonists Alma is forty two Those of you who know than I do about the airplane technology of the time will surely appreciate all the details about the planes and flying which as far as I can tell are meticulously researched I enjoyed all that very much even though I know almost nothing about the subject The other three main characters are Louis Segura another pilot who in the second book had recently married Alma; Mitch an wartime ace who is also a pilot though still dealing with the aftermath of wartime injuries; and Jerry a historian and archeologist who is missing part of his leg because of ditto Oh and the deceased Gil Alma’s first husband who is practically a character himself even though he died before the first book opens I don’t mean he’s a ghost It’s just his memory exerts a big influence on all the actual charactersOh plus they all belong to a small group of magicians dedicated in their own small way to helping save the world Definitely a good choice for a noblebright collection Also well written and fun to read The first book involves a little problem with an ancient demonic type of entity that was recently freed; also a pretty snazzy airship In it we pull the group together establish the world and totally wreck the airship I was sorry about that lastThe second book Steel Blues involves a coast to coast airplane race and was probably my favorite I particularly enjoy a new character who was added to the permanent cast during this story She’s a con artist and a thief and a medium who can call up the dead and she’s just a lot of fun I’m sure she’s one big reason I liked the second book better than the first Then the third book Silver Bullet involves a little experimental device Nikola Tesla put together a few years ago now causing unanticipated problems so our protagonists have to fight off the bad guys while Tesla himself arranges to shut the device downI enjoyed the whole series so I expect I will be picking up the fourth and fifth books pretty soon

Lost Things The Order of the Air #1Ch that they’ve already survived But Lewis has always dreamed true and what he sees in his dreams will take them on a dangerous chase from Hollywood to New York to an airship over the Atlantic and finally to the Groves of Diana HerselfThe world is full of lost treasures Some of them are better off not foun. So these are historical fantasy WWI has recently ended and WWII has not yet begun so that adds a poignant note as characters think about their recent lived experience of the Great War and hope nothing like that ever happens againAlma was an ambulance driver in the war Now she is a pilot and owner of a small company that flies freight and passengers around the country She is possibly a little too good to be true but only strained credulity a little bit Oh and for those of you who like me appreciate female protagonists Alma is forty two Those of you who know than I do about the airplane technology of the time will surely appreciate all the details about the planes and flying which as far as I can tell are meticulously researched I enjoyed all that very much even though I know almost nothing about the subject The other three main characters are Louis Segura another pilot who in the second book had recently married Alma; Mitch an wartime ace who is also a pilot though still dealing with the aftermath of wartime injuries; and Jerry a historian and archeologist who is missing part of his leg because of ditto Oh and the deceased Gil Alma’s first husband who is practically a character himself even though he died before the first book opens I don’t mean he’s a ghost It’s just his memory exerts a big influence on all the actual charactersOh plus they all belong to a small group of magicians dedicated in their own small way to helping save the world Definitely a good choice for a noblebright collection Also well written and fun to read The first book involves a little problem with an ancient demonic type of entity that was recently freed; also a pretty snazzy airship In it we pull the group together establish the world and totally wreck the airship I was sorry about that lastThe second book Steel Blues involves a coast to coast airplane race and was probably my favorite I particularly enjoy a new character who was added to the permanent cast during this story She’s a con artist and a thief and a medium who can call up the dead and she’s just a lot of fun I’m sure she’s one big reason I liked the second book better than the first Then the third book Silver Bullet involves a little experimental device Nikola Tesla put together a few years ago now causing unanticipated problems so our protagonists have to fight off the bad guys while Tesla himself arranges to shut the device downI enjoyed the whole series so I expect I will be picking up the fourth and fifth books pretty soon

review õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Melissa Scott

Lost Things (The Order of the Air, #1) ´ In 1929 archeologists began draining Lake Nemi in search of the mysterious ships that have been glimpsed beneath its waters since the reign of Claudius What they awakened had been drowned for two thousand years For a very good reasonVeteran aviator Lewis Segura has been drifting since the Great War ended fet. If Mina Harker led a team of magicians uincey Seward and Jon Harker against an ancient demon in the 1920s it would be pretty much this bookPS for those who dislike sex scenes as much as I do there is a flashback sexcapade about mid way through the book review õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Melissa Scott

Melissa Scott ´ 3 summary

Melissa Scott ´ 3 summary Ched up at last at the small company run by fellow veterans and pilots Alma Gilchrist and Mitchell Sorley assisted by their old friend Dr Jerry Ballard an archeologist who lost his career when he lost part of his leg It’s a living and if it’s not uite what any of them had dreamed of it’s better than mu. The highest praise I can give this book is that it’s one of very few I’ve read that can compare favorably with the historical fantasies of Tim Powers The plot the historical details and the fantasy aspects are absolutely five star Supernatural stuff behind the scenes of the ordinary world possession of historical figures by ancient evil Diana mythology and airships as an added bonus – this is great stuff On the downside I stumbled over the POV changes a bit as others have mentioned I think the problem for me was that the four protagonists were together for most of the time so the unexpected switching from one to another’s POV seemed rather pointless But there were a few scenes where the POV of each of the four was needed so I can see why it was done Also I felt there was a bit too much emphasis on mundane details especially in the beginning – the characters’ clothes the mechanics of maintaining and piloting aircraft and yes the characters’ feelings and suspicions about one another All this made for some certainly realistic but also somewhat tedious passagesBut overall I was pleasantly surprised by how good this was The downsides I mentioned fade away toward the end and the rising tension and final resolution were extremely well done I would definitely recommend it to Powers fans – recognizing of course that the writing style is uite different and some may enjoy that difference than others For example the characters and the tone of the book are fairly serious – that’s a good thing in general and again it’s realism given the subject matter – but I thought there were a couple of opportunities for humor that might have lightened the tone