Caspar Goldstein is the star of the steam car racing scene in the city of Eisenstadt. All he cares about is winning the coveted Autocarriage Cup, and he's in with a chance-until a crash at the track throws his plans into disarray. When a chance discovery brings a new superfuel into his life, he can't resist the opportunity to claim some for himself.
But when black mercury powers the first ever flight to the mysterious Drifting Isle, its fame quickly spreads-and everyone wants what Caspar's got. He's made a grave mistake, but it's too late to back out now. Unsure who to trust, Cas must rely on his few true friends for help; but how can inventors, autocarriage drivers and pigeons hope to face down the deadliest of assassins and thieves?
Black Mercury is a title in the Drifting Isle Chronicles series.
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Book exchanged for an honest review:Eisenstadt is home to autocarriages, coilguns, autogyro, and lasting a drifting isle called Inselmond. The only thing that Caspar (Cas) Goldstein wanted to do is race autocarriages which earns him the stark disapproval from his father Max Goldstein. Cas's friend and fellow racer Lukas (Luk) Rosenthal is taken out of the upcoming Cup race much to Cas's dismay. Meanwhile Hildegard (Hildy) Goldstein has been working on secret projects and hoping to test a few of them out for herself. Clara Koh is Hildy's assistant unbeknownst to Max and distance relative to the Goldstein's. Both Hildy and Clara are hoping for more freedom to invent to their hearts content. They are drawn into a political games people play not caring what happens to anyone else. Cas is kidnapped for is knowledge of black mercury. Will Max always control Hildy and Cas? Who wants black mercury? Will Cas escape? Your answers await you in Black Mercury. This second book could be read along side the first book because the tapestry is wonderful, fun, and adventurous. The book is carried out at the same time as the first book which can be a little confusing at times. The writing flowed well from one subject to another without any hasta. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment in this series.