Free-Wrench - Joseph R. Lallo

Free-Wrench

By Joseph R. Lallo

  • Release Date: 2014-07-16
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,131 Ratings

Description

The islands of Caldera are a shining jewel in a rather bleak world. A terrible calamity in the past had blanketed much of the world with a toxic "fug." Those who survived were forced to take to the mountains and the skies in wondrous airships. Life has since been a struggle, with only the most ruthless and crafty able to survive. To spare themselves the same fate, the Calderans erected a battery of guns to fend off the airships of the mainland. They isolated themselves from the madness of the world, choosing instead to focus on the pursuits of art and creativity. Few believe the technologically advanced but socially barbarous outsiders have anything to offer. Amanita Graus, though, is hoping that they do.
Nita's mother has lost her livelihood and perhaps soon her life to a terrible disease. Already the black sheep of the family for embracing engineering rather than art, Nita resolves to leave the safety of her home and do whatever it takes to find a cure. For a price, the bizarre crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker are willing to grant her a meeting with their mysterious benefactors, and thus a chance to procure the one thing with a chance to save her mother.
Free-Wrench follows Nita’s adventures in a steampunk world of airships and lunatics. Helping her in her journey are an eccentric crew of smugglers; the gruff Cap’n Mack, the simple but enthusiastic Lil and Coop, the arrogant marksman Gunner, the surly surgeon Butch, and the irritable mascot Wink. To survive and find what she seeks she’ll need to earn their trust, follow their rules, and meet face to face with the people who pull the strings of their society.

Reviews

  • Free Wrench

    5
    By kay1#
    Excellent
  • Interesting and a little too descriptive.

    4
    By Senior woman
    It kept my interest with the story, but some what wordy with fittings and valves etc.
  • I judged the book by its cover,

    5
    By Lord Humongous
    As a mechanic, I was curious about the steampunk world from the mechanical perspective, and these books nail it. I share Nita's views on redundancy and simplicity to increase efficiency. I appreciated the mechanic-as-artist development.
  • 5 stars

    5
    By Hasanur BD
    Nice read!
  • Swashbuckling

    4
    By Actoresse
    Pirates, Ichabod cranes, airships, adventure and fun! A female that makes it in the midst of all the chaos!
  • Fun Enjoyable Read

    5
    By chef poppy
    Great story. Fun characters. Very well written.
  • Good book

    4
    By cscoggins48
    I started this book just because I was bored. But the book definitely hooked me in and kept me wanting to read more. The descriptions of the landscape and characters were awesome and very imaginative.
  • Great book! Love it

    5
    By Amazing Crace
    This is by far one of the best books I have ever read!
  • Great Book

    5
    By Spongo6811
    It is a great read. The plat is well set, can’t wait to read book 2!!!
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Theslueth
    This book does what all adventure books should do. Well written with good characters and epic scenes make this a truly fun read. It certainly took me on a journey.