A fantastical steampunk first contact novel that ties together high magic, high technology, and bold characters to craft a story you won’t soon forget.
"I can't stop thinking about the world of Flotsam. Science-fiction, alchemy, and airships. It's magic."
- Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo-Award Winning Author
Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship crew from starving, and maybe scrape up enough cash for some badly needed repairs. When an anonymous client offers a small fortune to root through a pile of atmospheric wreckage, it seems like an easy payday. The job yields an ancient ring, a forbidden secret, and a host of deadly enemies.
Now on the run from cultists with powerful allies, Talis needs to unload the ring as quickly as possible. Her desperate search for a buyer and the fallout from her discovery leads to a planetary battle between a secret society, alien forces, and even the gods themselves.
Talis and her crew have just one desperate chance to make things right before their potential big score destroys them all.
"Combining the best elements of steampunk and space opera, placed in a lavishly detailed and imagined world, Flotsam will hold you firmly till the final page."
- Cat Rambo, Author of Beasts of Tabat
"A crazy blending of Steampunk, Fantasy and SciFi that takes you on a genre-bending wild ride through the skies of Peridot. The worldbuilding is incredibly epic for a newly minted author and hints at uncovering even more as this series evolves."
- Kouer, GoodReads
"Flotsam sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go. R J Theodore is a fresh voice who will soon be on your must-read list!"
- Jennifer Foehner Wells, Best-Selling Author of the Confluence Series
"Peridot truly comes to life on the page; it’s remarkable that Theodore manages to establish the world and its cultures and races so well straight off the bat."
- Alan Brenik
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book.
Struggled to finish just too little of a lot going on. There is a glossary at the end of the book that I would have found helpful at the first to describe expanse of characters and places. Book has gods, aliens, and a crew of misfit beings that are fighting to retrieve items for pay. At the same time being chased by the imperial law of the planet. "A copy of this book was supplied by Parvus Press via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion.