Sky Song: Overture (Fantasy Steampunk Novel)
| Featured Story | This fast-paced novella follows the adventure of a fledgling sky pirate as she becomes entangled in a revolution.
For a year, the scrappy picklock Clikk has flown aboard The Wastrel disguised as a man. Sky piracy isn't the noblest occupation, but growing up under a dictatorship has forced her into a life of crime. When her captain kidnaps a girl named Molly, Clikk is furious to learn that he plans to sell her as a bride to a despotic emperor.
Molly has a secret that could be the catalyst of a revolutionary war, but the captain can't wait to be rid of her. Girls are bad luck on airships, and this one suffers a curse that makes her unable to stop crying. Clikk schemes to help Molly escape, but to do so, she must inspire a mutiny, stop an imperial wedding at sky and sneak the girl onto a hijacked ship, all while enduring the child's intolerable crying curse.
"If you have ever loved a fairy tale, odyssey, or penny dreadful, you'll feel right at home." -- Sarah Toledo
"A coming of age story introducing Merriet's well designed steam world." -- Alan Reid
"The music weaves beautifully into the story creating a symbolic song of human lives." -- Katherine Wahlberg