PDF NEW Cuttlefish (Cuttlefish, #1) â Dave Freer

Lego DC Super Heroes dReat to bring to the storyAnother thing that I want to talk about which Ion t usually o in a lot of my reviews is the world building This book takes place in a world with a mix of places we know and then also made up places and the year is 1976 But things are just very very ifferent Literally everything about the countries etc in the book is completely made up which I always like to see I love when authors take real life places and change things around to help make things really interesting It s hard to explain exactly how it is all changed unless you read the book But for me this was probably one of the most enjoyable factors FOR MEWHILE THIS BOOK WAS REALLY meWhile this book was really I Renaissance Emerge Series don t think it was absolutely amazing Which is why it only gets the four stars Io think it is a book people will enjoy and it has a lot of interesting things going on and Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power did I mention that Dave is a pretty awesome writer I am sure Iid but hey it eserves to be said again If this book sounds like something you might "enjoy then I am pretty sure you will It s honestly a pretty straightforward book there " then I am pretty sure you will It s honestly a pretty straightforward book there aren t to many surprises or anything tossed in this one While surprises can be a good thing I on t feel like they were really needed in Cuttlefish simply ue to it being a pretty great story by just being linear So by all means check this book out if it sounds like something you might like I am sure you will most likely enjoy it A gorgeous steampunk adventure Highly recommended for YA Cover Blurb Yes or No Honestly no For on thing There S What I Am s what I am calling character impersonators on the front which I have never liked It always spoils my own imaginings of what the characters look like And for another espite the awesome sailsubmarine the cover makes me a little boredCharacters I like that Clara Protagonist No 1 is as adventurous as she is In an adventure story it s always good to have an adventurous protagonist And Clara is astonishingly useful I enjoyed some of Freer s adult works so I was interested in reading what he had to give to the YA market To say I was impressed is an immense understatement The characters were complex without being overblown and relationships grew organically out of the shared experiences and obstacles that were faced Mr Freer id an amazing job and I can t recommend this book enough Although written as a YA book the Alternate History elements are fantastic Cuttlefish exists in a steam powered world and the action takes place on a coal steam propelled submarine Intriguingly creative technology and believable characters I received this book from the author in return for an honest review Mr Freer is a former Marine Biologist and was conscripted at 17 as a Medic in the AngdanSouth African conflict He s one all sorts of interesting sometimes weird jobs and you can read all about him on his website wwwdavefreercom Oh yeah Celtic Plant Magic: A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals don t be startled by the burly wild man in the pho. L soldiery comes ravening Clara and her mother are forced to flee aboard the Cuttlefish Hunted like beasts the submarine and her crew must undertake aesperate voyage across the world from the Faeroes to the Caribbean and finally across the Pacific to find safety But only Clara and Tim Barnabas can steer them past treachery and isaster to freedom in Westralia Carried with them a lost scientific secret that threatens the very heart of Imperial power.

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Cuttlefish (Cuttlefish, #1)Though written for the YA Young Adult crowd this 53 year old thoroughly enjoyed it Having said that I have a weakness for the steampunk genre it Having said that I have a weakness for the steampunk genre many of you know Still I think that the book makes for an entertaining Summer time readBritain ominates a world suffering from global warming as the result of its use of coal At a certain point the leadership Southern African Literature: An Introduction decided that it is better to rule a watery hell than to serve the people a very Paradise Lost mentality I guess that they are plenty of lessons here for all of usWhile the characters were interesting I loved theetail given about the submarine Cuttlefish I on t think that I have read about a fictional ship from an author since Patrick O Brian The escription and the abilities of the ship are simply fantasticAll in all I really enjoyed the book and I give it 4 stars out of 5 Steampunk fans of any age should enjoy itDisclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Pyr I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own Steampunk alternate history action adventure He even expands the point of Plowshares Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy) divergence in the appendix as it s an unusual oneThe openingoes some weaving back and forth from the present to the past about Tim on the steampunk submarine of the title and Clara is snuck out of her school by her mother only to be captured by Menshevik agents and have to escape an airship More tangles about how they land on the CuttlefishSubseuent adventures include accusations of theft a canal changes of plan the uestion of what Clara s grandmother the CuttlefishSubseuent adventures include accusations of theft a canal changes of plan the uestion of what Clara s grandmother Clara "s imprisoned father the flooding of London and Dave Freer s Cuttlefish is absolutely astonishing It s 1953 and the "imprisoned father the flooding of London and Dave Freer s Cuttlefish is absolutely astonishing It s 1953 and the is severely altered by the effects of the Melt Parts of London are underwater where old tunnels are inhabited by the Underpeople and the western part of Australia is ry and sandy The novel will entertain readers of all ages with it s underwater adventure humor and intriguing alternate history The friendships forged over the course of the novel will no oubt extend to the readers who won t help but become fascinated by the variety of characters and backgroundsClara Calland the bookish outcast of St Margaret s School for the Children of Officers and Gentleman embarks on a terrifying journey that takes her and her mother Dr Calland from Ireland to the American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture dry country of Westralia She finds a place with the crew of an illegal submarine learning navigation andoing certain chores as if she were a cabin boy herself While aboard the Cuttlefish Clara becomes fast friends with cabin boy Tim Barnabas Tim grew up in London s underwater tunnels taking on a submariner job at the urging of his mother so that he would always have food He proves to be brave trustworthy to Clara and his superiors and an excellent submariner Freer takes a very interesting turn when it comes to this character Tim is persecuted and called BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) dark. The smallest thing can change the path of history The year is 1976 and the British Empire still spans the globe Coalrives the world and the smog of it hangs thick over the canals of London Clara Calland is on the run Hunted along with her scientist mother by Menshevik spies and Imperial soldiers they flee Ireland for London They must escape airships treachery and capture Under flooded London’s canals they join the rebels who live in the ank tunn. Ie because of his mixed heritage Though he was born in London his father came from Jamaica and the fact that Tim is arker than the other crew members causes a few incidents of racism and prejudice Tim s character and his friendship with Clara is another layer added to Cuttlefish s Gotham Academy, Volume 3: Yearbook deeply layered plotTim and Clara s friendship is the most steadily constanturing a tremulous time Clara and Dr Calland are stuck in a cat and mouse game running from the Mensheviks and the British Imperial Intelligence headed by Duke Malcolm Yet here are these two young teens who hardly panic in stressful situations and both cherish their growing relationship Clara stands up for Tim when he s wrongly accused of thievery and Tim backs up Clara in whatever crazy plots she comes up with Cuttlefish is exciting for all the action and suspense and even so for the blend of steampunk historical fiction and science fiction elements Pick up a copy of Cuttlefish and you won t put it Diamond in the Dark down until the last page is readBook provided via publisher in exchange for an honest reviewAlso posted on Lovey Dovey Books I personally haven t read many Steampunk books so I never really know what to expect when it comes to a genre I haven t read much of I know that sounds pretty obvious but you will be surprised just how often you can read something and feel like you ve been reading it forever With that said I have really come to like the whole Steampunk thing It sifferent and actually pretty interesting I wouldn t say that Cuttlefish is overly Steampunk or anything if that makes sense but it is pretty obvious that it s a factor in the book I think one of the things that originally got me interested in this book was seeing that Garth Nix had a blurb on the cover which really hyped it up for me I am glad I ecided to read it thoughDave is a fantastic writer I was impressed by how engaging the story became Especially considering the fact that I felt it started off a little slow Once you get over a early hump this book gets pretty great As far as the story goes I honestly on t think I really had any issues with it I The Devil’s Historians How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past do remember having trouble trying to figure out exactly what was going on sometimes but beyond that I feel like Dave reallyid a fantastic job with the book It was uniue AND DIFFERENT WHICH IS ALWAYS NICE different Which is always nice see in a book after awhile it can become The African American Odyssey Volume 2 difficult to find something that is really uniue But Daveid a great job pulling it off while making sure that while uniue the story was also really enjoyableAlong with the story the characters were also Steal This University: The Rise of the Corporate University and the Academic Labor Movement deeply engaging There was a pretty wide cast of characters in the book not even going to bother going into a ton ofetail simply ue to the fact that we would be here forever if I tried to touch on everything I really id the fact that we would be here forever if I tried to touch on everything I really Handbook of Agricultural Entomology did the characters though and not just the focal characters such as Clara and Tim but ALL of them were really great and they all had something Els there Tim Barnabas is one of the underpeople born to the secret town ofrowned London place of anti imperialist republicans and Irish rebels part of the Liberty the people who would see a return to older values and free elections Seeing no further than his next meal Tim has hired on as a submariner on the Cuttlefish a coal fired submarine that runs smuggled cargoes beneath the steamship patrols to the fortress America and beyond When the Imperia.

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