I've not read much steampunk, but I found this thoroughly enjoyable. The plot of the story was well-paced and kept me interested right to the last page. Jaq D Hawkins opens up a wonderful, strange and weird world where you can lose yourself in a fantasy of airships, pirates, pitchfork wielding villagers, and battling businessmen. It starts out with a pirate like adventure in the skies, in a setting that reminded me of Victorian London. Captain Bonny, is in charge of the pirate airship that takes off with someone else’s warehouse full of opium. Almost everyone enjoys chasing the dragon and drinking a little rum. There is a hint of a love interest, and lots of adventure, with solid characters.