Now, this isn’t a new book–it’s been around for a while. But I’m putting it up here today because it’s temporarily priced at $1.99! (And that price might not hang on much longer…in fact, today might be the last day. With Amazon, who knows?)
So to give you a bit of a feel what it’s like, here’s the blurb:
While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie’s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure.
Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende’s missing father.
With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest. But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange race of the sea-lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.
These -are- young adult novels, BTW. So they’re great threshold books for youngsters wanting something new to read. And at this price for kindle (B&N seems to have it on sale as well.) it’s an easy way to try out the series.