Sequel to Lofty Dreams of Earthbound Men
Isleshire Chronicles: Book Two
Two weeks after their encounter with a ripper, engineering sage Jules Sterling and Earth mage Obadai Bashim are surprised to learn Aelfric Fairburn, a bureaucrat from the Divine Theocracy, has arrived in County Isleshire to reward Jules for his courageous defeat of the ripper.
Fairburn�s visit couldn�t come at a worse time, as Jules is in the field-testing phase of his dream project�flying. But the Virtuist Church of the Spirit Gods views man�s pursuit of flight as heresy and a contemptuous abomination of the ultimate ambition of the faithful�ascension.
But Fairburn�s judgment is the least of Jules�s problems. While he struggles to work out the kinks of his flying apparatus, a mysterious figure operates behind the scenes toward an unknown end. Once again, Jules and Obadai face a lethal foe.