I'm delighted to host fellow #RRBC author Guy Worthey.
So. ... about average.
Cliffhangers. Airships. 1920s retro. Fistfights. Female protagonist kicking bottom. Quirky multinational sidekicks. Clipped sentences. Outrageous accents. Dogfights. Daring escapes. Pole vaulting.
Ace Carroway and the Great War is the first in the Ace Carroway adventure novella series.
Content rating: teen.
Wyoming native Guy Worthey traded spurs and lassos for telescopes and computers to pursue a career in astrophysics. He studies the origin of the elements and the evolution of galaxies at Washington State University. In his spare time, he writes clean adventure fiction.
To complement his violinist wife Diane, he plays keyboards and bass guitar. He feeds a corgi named Sir Galahad. His favorite food is called creamed eggs on toast, but once in a while he heeds the siren song of chocolate.
He writes the Ace Carroway adventure series, a steampunk-histfic-scifi romp that follows the action-packed perils of a female pilot-doctor-musician and her five assistants.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't wait to see what would happen next. The idea of a teenager with Ace's capabilities is rather unusual, but I was willing to believe in her and her band of prisoners. The rapport of the men and their joking conversations rings true as does their admiration of Ace. I don't know whether the technical information is correct, but I really didn't care. I suspect male young adults will, so I trust that it is. Guy Worthey is a splendid writer who combines comedy with just enough real menace and heroic exploits with just enough real emotion to have created an engaging story with heart. I look forward to reading more of Ace's adventures.