Ace Carroway and the Great War

Ace Carroway and the Great War

by Guy Worthey

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Overview

When the Great War breaks out, Cecilia Carroway lies about her age and enlists as a pilot. She earns her Ace nickname, but she's shot down behind enemy lines and imprisoned. She meets five motley fellow prisoners Quack, Bert, Sam, Tombstone, and Gooper. Escape is hard enough, but Ace won't go without sabotaging the enemy's war machine. Add in Minister of Technology Darko Dor's plan to kidnap Ace, and Ace Carroway's chances of survival drop to zero.

So. About average.

Cliffhangers. Airships. 1920s retro. Fistfights. Female protagonist kicking bottom. Quirky multinational sidekicks. Clipped sentences. Outrageous accents. Dogfights. Daring escapes. Pole vaulting.

Ace Carroway and the Great War is the first in the Ace Carroway adventure novella series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781976482397
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/29/2017
Series: Adventures of Ace Carroway , #1
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Wyoming native Guy Worthey traded spurs and lassos for telescopes and computers when he decided on astrophysics for a day job. Whenever he temporarily escapes the gravitational pull of stars and galaxies, he writes fiction. He lives in Washington state with his violinist wife Diane. He likes cats and dogs and plays keyboards and bass guitar. His favorite food is called creamed eggs on toast, but chocolate milk is a close second.

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Ace Carroway and the Great War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NadineTimes10 More than 1 year ago
This novella kind of reminded me of a top-notch 60s movie, The Great Escape, in some ways. There's something old-fashioned about the style, and the story deals with a serious war without taking itself too seriously, but also without being a mere joke. I could laugh at some parts, while other parts hit me in the gut. And as for Ace. She is one bad, bad chick. Capable, competent, compassionate, commanding. Doesn't make a show of being arrogant, doesn't make a show of being modest. She's almost too perfect, but she's got a weakness or two, and you can tell she's human. Ace and the odd, multicultural bunch of prisoners she teams up with didn't take long to grow on me. Also, given that Ace is the only woman in her Allied crew, it would've been the "easy thing" to turn the crew's scenario into something sexual, and I'm pretty sure the characters are aware of it, somewhere in their minds. But they don't go there, plain and simple. This story doesn't need it, wouldn't have had convincing time for it anyway, so I appreciate that it wasn't just thrown in for conspicuous kicks. I understand there are further Adventures of Ace Carroway to come. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for 'em.