Lady Mechatronic and the Steampunked Pirates

Lady Mechatronic and the Steampunked Pirates

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by Arabella Wyatt
     
 

England has abolished slavery, but not all are willing to let the lucrative trade go without a fight. The Royal Navy is charged with keeping the Caribbean clean of slavers, pirates and privateers… but even in the Navy, there are those who put profit before principle.

Captain James Hartwell rebels against the abhorrent plans of his commanding officer to

Overview

England has abolished slavery, but not all are willing to let the lucrative trade go without a fight. The Royal Navy is charged with keeping the Caribbean clean of slavers, pirates and privateers… but even in the Navy, there are those who put profit before principle.

Captain James Hartwell rebels against the abhorrent plans of his commanding officer to run a private slave trade. In doing so, he seemingly signs not only his own death warrant but that of his sister and loyal crew. All seems lost, until a blazing fireball hits the ocean.

Escaping on an obsolete galleon, Hartwell must evade the chasing English forces, protect his sister and his crew and deal with his near-overpowering attraction to a flesh and metal woman found floating in the ocean where the fireball fell.

Can they survive on the ancient, rotting galleon? What is happening to the crew as they develop frightening, almost demonic, powers? What part does the enigmatic Lady Mechatronic play in their transformation?

Pirates, flying saucers, a cyborg alien, steampunk and passion collide in the Caribbean. At least Hartwell has some absinthe to keep him sane. But this is just the beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033048533
Publisher:
eXtasy Books
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
841,521
File size:
142 KB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this novella is at least a bit entertaining it IS NOT steampunk. It appears to me that the author does not know what steampunk is and did not do enough research before she decided on a title for her story. The only steampunk element of this story is that it appears to take place at or just before the beginning of the Victorian Era. The title character of the story is an "automaton" named Lady Mechatronic but she is not like any automaton commonly used in steampunk fiction. Generally steampunk automatons are clockwork machines from 18th century technology that never actually existed but is not outside the range of an active imagination. Mechatronic, on the other hand, is a highly advanced android from another planet. She enters the story when her spaceship crash lands in the ocean and interrupts a fight between the main characters and the traitorous admiral who is setting up his own slave trade because of the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833. The main characters escape the fight and are "upgraded" when they swim through water that contains "molecular technology" that spilled from the wreckage of Mechatronic's spaceship. The "upgrades" closely resemble the mutations that characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby go through when they receive their superhero powers. Some of the powers the characters gain are night vision, regeneration, and even the ability to shoot electric bolts from fingertips. I do not know if future stories that Wyatt has written in this series are different enough to actually fit the steampunk genre instead of being a sci-fi/Pirates of the Caribbean/superhero smash-up but I will not be reading them to find out.