Have you ever read a steampunk book and thought: “You know what would make this even better? Dragons and unicorns?” Well, look no further! I am happy to announce that Faithless, sequel to Janeen Ippolito has arrived and is chock full of dragons, steampunk goodness, magic, and, yes, even unicorns.
I absolutely love the world Ippolito has created with her Ironfire series. It’s’ such a fun blend of classic fantasy, and modern technology. One of my favorite parts of reading fantasy is when I find myself imagining living in the world I’m reading about. And I could easily picture walking around the Scepter of Knowledge, watching all of the fascinating people going about their business.
And of course it was so much fun to see my favorite characters again, and meet some fascinating new ones. Kesia is my favorite little cinnamon roll and Maira was such a powerhouse.
The only problem I had was certain romantic relationships that didn’t quite feel like they fit. I’ve said it before: I’m really picking about romance in my books. So, this might just be a case of my ice cold heart failing to melt properly. But, I did struggle to fully believe the romance in a few cases.
All in all, however, I had a blast reading this book! I’d highly recommend this series to any fantasy and steampunk lovers out there.
And if my review didn’t already convince you, keep scrolling for a synopsis and some information about the author behind these great books!
One wild night, Shance Windkeeper discovers he’s married to a death unicorn.
But that’s the least of his troubles.
As an agent for the Lawless, Shance is working with dragonshifters Kesia Ironfire and Zephryn Nightstalker, trying to end the dragon-human war and the organization that masterminded it. While on a mission in the Scepter of Knowledge, the Lawless is hit with a devastating death unicorn attack.
Out of the wreckage new allies emerge: Lirome Ukerys, and his twin sister Maira, the death unicorn queen – Shance’s long-lost wife.
Recently freed from captivity, Maira is fighting to regain control of her herd. Lurien Alistil, a rogue death unicorn, has bespelled the Scepter of Knowledge and taken Maira’s son. When Kesia unexpectedly challenges Lurien to a public debate over the fate of the city, the Lawless has a chance to break the usurper’s hold. To obtain vital information they must infiltrate her lair – and as the husband of the death unicorn queen, Shance Windkeeper is the perfect prize to go in.
But Lurien’s power is stronger and more insidious than they realize. And if the final pieces of her plan fall into place, not even Shance’s newfound Talents and knowledge will be enough to stop her.
A steampunk fantasy adventure with much intrigue, unexpected romance, sudden tragedy, and a snarky cat-dragon.
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About the Author
Janeen Ippolito believes words transform worlds. She creates writing resources and writes steampunk fantasy. She’s also an experienced teacher, editor, author coach, and the editor in chief of Uncommon Universes Press. In her spare time, she enjoys sword-fighting, reading, food, and making brownie batter. Two of her goals are eating fried tarantulas and traveling to Antarctica. This extroverted writer loves getting connected, so find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and at her website: janeenippolito.com
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