This isn't usually the type of book I go for these days, but lately I've been in the mood for a good old fashioned adventure. And happily this book delivered. The best way to describe this book is if Firefly, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Last Exile all got together and had a Steampunk lovechild. It reads so much like all of those things that I often found myself picturing those characters and settings. This isn't a bad thing, per se, but it is hard not to notice. Also, I'd be remiss not to mention how much I loved the chapter breaks - they had little mini-previews of what was included in the coming chapter, and I loved it. Very period appropriate. All in all this book was an enjoyable romp, and just what I needed right now.