Above The Clouds [NOOK Book]

Overview

Young love is hard, no matter who you are or what you are. This young adult short story by Richard Roberts tells the story of two star-crossed lovers in a steampunk setting. Even though they've never seen the ground, theirs is a story as old as Romeo and Juliet. Will it end just as tragically?

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Above The Clouds

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Overview

Young love is hard, no matter who you are or what you are. This young adult short story by Richard Roberts tells the story of two star-crossed lovers in a steampunk setting. Even though they've never seen the ground, theirs is a story as old as Romeo and Juliet. Will it end just as tragically?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033019922
  • Publisher: Richard Roberts
  • Publication date: 1/30/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 40,320
  • File size: 155 KB

Meet the Author

As an author, I favor two types of literature: Dark fantasy and stories about children. Often they're the same thing. Currently I am in the process of getting my backlog of books and short stories published online while I work on the next book.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    No

    I managed to get through all 53 pages of this book and was wondering why I had bothered. Even for a free read, I felt like I should request a refund for my time.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Fairly Interesting Setting

    This is a short story that ends very predictably. However, it does lay the basis of a pretty interesting world. I want to know more about the sharks and whales, and how all these people wound up above the clouds. It also sets up some interesting dynamics, e.g., the symbiotic relationship between pilot and airship.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    This novella is a good, short read. It follows two teens, Red Ba

    This novella is a good, short read. It follows two teens, Red Baron, and Rosie, who find each other over the communication radio. They live on the airships with their respective parent. It was a little confusing at first I wasn't sure if Red Baron was a sentient airship or what, but the reader soon learns that there is a deep connectedness between Red's Father, Red, and the airship. Overall, I liked the book and would read it again.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Ok not my kind of story

    Unless i missed something at the begining this book was a bit hard to follow as it does not tell you it is from the point of view of a ship. It had a good plot but just not an attention getter.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Confusing

    Maybe if this were longer the story and characters could be better developed. As-IS, however, it has many flaws. The setting is confusing, is this in the air or sky or both? Its full of whales and sharks "flying"? Is that code for something? Also the pace is way too fast and there isn't enough back story about the characters. No real reason to care about them. Also, are they people or airships? The latter is an interesting premise but needs work. The battles are confusing to follow. 2 stars for the idea, which is cool, but it could use more clarification and development.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Mooar

    I thought it was an amazing idea but i want to know more like more explaination about the airships and how red and rosie are able to speak and love? It was also very unclear in the begining whether or not they were airships. I felt like it could have used more description and a better set up. But i still loved this quick read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Spoiler alert-march 25th's review

    The review from march 25th: Rosie and Red ARE sentient airships.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    strange

    This was a unique premis story. However the story could have more descriptive narrative to better explain the hunting/battles.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

    An interesting short story, with a bit of a twist as the main ch

    An interesting short story, with a bit of a twist as the main characters' true natures are revealed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Great Short Story

    53 pages long and it creates an aura similar to Asimov's "Meeting With Medusa". Terrific.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    .

    I wish you reviewers would stick to weather you liked it or not. I don't need to know the whole story and how it ends.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Thefreebookcritic

    This was one of the best steampunk stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The idea - and the characters- are completely original. The details were also fantastic and the writing was exceelent. One of my favorite things about this story is the fantastic idea of sentient airships falling in love. The relationships that they have with their pilots (parents) are realistic and fully show how human Rosie and Red are. I highly reccomend this vook to eceryone that has a brain in their head.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Fantastic

    Honestly the fact we dontquite understand who Red is exactly until the middle of the story made this read much more enjoyable to me. The lack of combat description that many talk about fits within the naarrative and writing style. If there had been time taken out to laborously describe combat it would have felt awkward and out of place. The onlything I could have wanted more would be a better description of tge kites or a tad bit more stapled to the end. Otherwise this was a great read that despite its shortness and plain writing made itself endearing to me. For a free read i was very impressed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Amy

    Amy i dint get u have to ur lendable books

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Exciting

    Reading this story was a bit confuesing at first until I read on,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Ok

    This is a ok story. J.... :-@

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Fun and Short!

    Loved this little book. A fun, short easy read that makes you think. Not too simple, perfect for a rainy afternoon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Greystar

    *a musch bigger and older cat runs in and pins down chillstar*stat off my territory I am known to kill leaders o clan whitch I did once

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Chillstar

    Hi spotleaf again i left a message on a wrong book so incase you didnt get it my mate whitetail abandon me and my kits if youdont have a mate and youre a tom do u want to go hunting sometime aka date -spotleaf

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Take a survey

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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