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Flash Gold (a steampunk novella set in the Yukon)

Flash Gold - Lindsay Buroker Flash Gold is my second foray into true Steampunk and it was a fun one. It's witty and campy and definitely packed with lots of action. I was disappointed that it was only 57 pages! I wanted more and I hope Ms. Buroker writes a follow-up. Kali McAlister is a spunky, feisty young woman determined to leave her town for bigger and better things. The villagers at best view her as quirky; at worst, they think she's a witch, because she uses all kinds of mechanical devices as weapons and for protection. Along comes a tall, handsome stranger, some criminals and an airship and, well, I won't spoil it for you. Lindsay Buroker is definitely a comedian on the side...I laughed often at the subtle (or sometimes not-so-subtle) humor. I'm also fascinated by the gadgets...she didn't toss in too many for the sake of having them, but had just enough to make you want to read more and find out what other gems could be lurking around. Steampunk in general is mind-tickling...it takes a brilliant mind to come up with these gadgets and a great story. Flash Gold mushes its way across the finish line in first place!