Thirteen-year-old Annabel Pickering loves her ordinary life riding her pony, reading novels, and riding the trains and flying machines high above the city. And she ALWAYS crosses the street before she gets to the weird old house where the crazy spinster and her niece live. All she has to worry about are the school bullies until she witnesses her parents being abducted from their home. To save them, she will fly with pirates, get into a deadly sky battle with the Queen's armies, and brave a prison escape...all with the help of the most unlikely allies. Steampunk pirates meet Harry Potter in a middle grade fantasy adventure set in Victorian England.