The Court of the Air
Book #1 of Jackelian series
Publication: Published March 31st 2009 by Tor Fantasy (first published 2007)
Genre: Steampunk Science Fiction; Adventure; Science Fiction; Young Adult
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Okay, here it is. This was an awesome book. Took me a few tries to get into the first time I read it, but after that it was easy. You've got two very different main characters who are acutally very similar. They are both orphans in a sense of the word and both are dragged into a war that has been going on for years. Secrets abound in this novel and some of them will astound you. Out of all the characters, I like Molly the best. She fights for what she wants and she also fights for the little people. At first your like the character Harry, but as the story goes, you really turn to hate him because of all the shit he drags Oliver into. You've got puppet kings, ruthless council men. It kinda reminds me of that French king that let his cardinal pretty much rule in his stead. Anyway, this is an awesome book full of adventure and if you like steampunk, you'll really enjoy this because it's full of it. So check out this novel and I hope you enjoy!