Arabella and the Battle of Venus
The thrilling adventures of Arabella Ashby continue in the second book in Hugo-winning author David D. Levine's swashbuckling sci-fi, alt-history series!The swashbuckling Arabella Ashby is back for brand new adventure in the ongoing story of her life among the stars. Arabella’s wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain.To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of the Touchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph Fouché, the Executioner of Lyon. Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can’t discover a way to stop Fouché, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor’s mandate.

Arabella and the Battle of Venus Details

TitleArabella and the Battle of Venus
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 18th, 2017
PublisherTor Books
ISBN0765382822
ISBN-139780765382825
Number of pages432 pages
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy

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Arabella and the Battle of Venus Review

  • Janet Martin
    March 22, 2017
    It can be very difficult to follow a groundbreaking novel in any genre with a second that steps forward, but Levine manages to do so. Following her adventures returning from Earth to Mars, Arabella Ashby is faced with news that her beloved Captain Singh has been captured by the French and is confined on Venus. Of course our intrepid heroine sets out to rescue him, but no longer able to masquerade as a boy, she is encumbered with the recently widowed Lady Corey, middle aged and beyond reproach. B It can be very difficult to follow a groundbreaking novel in any genre with a second that steps forward, but Levine manages to do so. Following her adventures returning from Earth to Mars, Arabella Ashby is faced with news that her beloved Captain Singh has been captured by the French and is confined on Venus. Of course our intrepid heroine sets out to rescue him, but no longer able to masquerade as a boy, she is encumbered with the recently widowed Lady Corey, middle aged and beyond reproach. But nothing moves smoothly our heroine is soon up to her neck in finaglings and subterfuge. A certain amount of humor, but much more adventure set in an alternative imagining of the Napoleonic wars. A number of real characters have roles, including Napoleon himself, and Arabella and her friends swash buckle their way through tense situations. Obviously I read a free pre-pub copy of the hardcover book and honestly loved every word.
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