If you’re already a fan of Free-Wrench, then all you need to know is you can now buy the sequel Skykeep on iBooks, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, Google Play, and just about anywhere else TODAY! For the rest of you, read on to understand what this is all about.
It is truly astounding to think of it, but something that was just the vague thought “maybe some steampunk would be fun” back in October of 2013 is now officially a series with two complete books!
If you’re not familiar with the series, it is about Amanita Graus (pictured below in a bit of reference art by a very talented fan.
Nita’s a skilled engineer—specifically the jack-of-all-trades sort of worker that her employers call a free-wrench—who was raised in an isolated island nation called Caldera that reveres art and artists above all else. She’d not given much thought to the outside world, other than to acknowledge that it was comparatively savage and boorish. Much of the main continent had been ravaged by the appearance of a toxic fog that the locals called “The Fug” centuries ago. These days the people of the rest of the world made their homes on the mountains and made their living in airships. Rather than have them attempting to lay claim on Caldera and its pristine soil, a battery of large cannons and a clear willingness to use them was developed by the Calderans to dissuade visitors.
In the first book of the series, Free-Wrench, her pleasant little life took a sharp turn when she realized that the worsening illness that was threatening to claim her mother might actually have a cure elsewhere in the world. She maneuvered her way onto the crew of a black market ship called The Wind Breaker in hopes of securing some of the medicine, and so began her adventure.
Skykeep continues her story. The whole crew: Cap’n Mack, Gunner, Lil, Coop, Butch, and Wink are still on the job, though the events of the first novel have led to some fairly sweeping changes. One can’t make a splash in the world without getting the attention of the other major consequence of the Fug’s arrival; the fug folk. They’re a race of manipulative and power hungry inventors who aren’t pleased with what the Wind Breaker crew were able to do in their last adventure. Skykeep is the story of facing the sequences for those actions.
Not only that, but if you missed out the first book in the series, for the next few days Free-Wrench will be FREE on all of the same sites! (iBooks, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, Google Play) Get it before April 1st, when the price starts to rise back to $2.99.