One of my very favorite books from last year was The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis. I was reading it last year around the time I am writing this. Pictures of excerpts are showing up in my Timehop and they are so. damn. good. The sequel, By Fire Above, comes out on May 15.
I don’t have a review copy yet and have already begun rigging out my airship for a nighttime raid on the Flatiron building… A few warning salvos were all it took. My review copy is now in hand. I think I’m going to have to do a rare reread of The Guns Above before diving in.
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By Fire Above is the rip-roaring new adventure in Robyn Bennis’s Signal Airship military fantasy series that Patricia Briggs hails as “full of sass and terrific characters.”
“All’s fair in love and war,” according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, “Nothing’s fair except bombing those Vins to high hell.”
Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia’s military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated Mistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.
Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum―only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.