Life and Law (The Steamship Chronicles, Book Four)

Life and Law (The Steamship Chronicles, Book Four)

by Margaret McGaffey Fisk

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BN ID: 2940157009281
Publisher: TTO Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: The Steamship Chronicles , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 647 KB

About the Author

A storyteller for as long as she can remember, Margaret McGaffey Fisk explores the barriers between cultures, economic classes, and social standing. Her short works have been published in numerous science fiction and fantasy anthologies, and her published novels fall into the steampunk, science fiction, and romance genres. She’s all about the characters.

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Life and Law (The Steamship Chronicles, Book Four) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
In an alternate world that refuses to accept those different or gifted with abilities to “connect with machinery” and give them the “life” they long for, young Sam is considered a danger, inhuman, and a criminal. Her only chance at living a life free of fear is to leave England and live under the protection of others like her. Her older sister, Lily is her protector, making the heartbreaking decision to send her away as the danger increases. But Sam never made it to the ship and there is no word of what happened to the young child. In poor health, thought to be dying, Lily discovers deceit and bigotry within her own household staff even as her husband rails against the law in Parliament that has torn their family apart. Can he convince his peers of the inhumanity of their wretched laws? Surely they are hiding their own family secrets while not being “man” enough to stand against the small-minded majority. Time is not on his side as his wife worsens and Sam is a little girl lost and alone, or worse. Margaret McGaffey Fisk’s Life and Law portrays the steampunk world atmosphere and flavor to perfection while still exposing its ugly underbelly and heartbreaking prejudice not often seen. Her attention to the human side of fear is handled brilliantly without losing sight of delivering a tale that will intrigue readers of ALL ages. Wonderful characters, both good and bad, a terrifying disappearance that cannot be exposed and a mysterious illness that cannot be explained. From start to finish, there is heart, emotion, moments of joy, secrets unveiled and hints at a fight for change coming, all in the name of one little girl lost in a cruel world that fears her gift. Highly, highly recommended for younger readers on up! I received this copy from Margaret McGaffey Fisk in exchange for my honest review.