Revenge of the Mad Scientist

Book Review
Revenge of the Mad Scientist
Airship Adventure Chronicles
By Lara Nance

About the book

When Lady Arabella Tunkett's father the Lord High Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped suspicion points to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval.  But Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. She sets out on a dangerous airship adventure across numerous exotic locales to rescue her father before war breaks out.

Not only is she faced with danger from mysterious assassins, slave traders and air pirates, the fickle hand of fate adds an additional complication to her trials. Unfortunately the captain of the only airship available for charter is a man who left at the altar. For eight years she's wanted nothing more than to see him dead. But now he's her only hope.

About the Author 

   Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cites through the South. She started out with a career in business/marketing for twenty years and then went back to school for a masters in nursing and is currently a nurse practitioner in Virginia Beach, VA.
     Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories.
     From ghosts, witches, and energy vampires to thrilling mysteries and  steampunk tales, she is willing to explore a variety of compelling adventures  full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.
     Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.

My thoughts

This book has a lot going on. There is a royal family, suspected kidnappers, actual kidnappers and then a love story. Lara Nance does a brilliant job putting it all together though, the characters, especially  Lady Arabella really come to life and you feel like you really know them.  Revenge of the Mad Scientist is a book that's exciting up until the very last page.

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