May 7, 2016

Steampunk Sundays: The Deepest Poison + Final Flight by Beth Cato

The Deepest Poison | Final Flight
Beth Cato
Clockwork Dagger Novellas 0.5 & 2.6
Harper Voyager Impulse

Because it's Mother's Day, I'll make this short so everyone can go back to celebrating the most important persons in the world! If women are good enough to bake babies in the bun, nurture and raise every single being on planet Earth, furry friends included, then we're good enough to rule it!

Happy Mother's Day!

Back to Beth Cato's Clockwork Dagger shorties!

Both novellas are more short stories. The ebooks say it's 96 pages each and the actual stories are just half of that. Personally, I wish Harper Voyager would just compile all the shorties into one book so it's a better bang for your buck.

Both The Deepest Poison  and Final Flight are not told in Octavia's POV. The adventures didn't happen in Octavia's immediate zone either, they're misadventures of random people in Caskentia.

The Deepest Poison is more about Miss Percival than young Octavia Leander. Jealous insecure teacher, Miss Percival is, but for all her scheming and plotting, she's still unable to stop Octavia from embracing her destiny and becoming one of the most prominent figures in Caskentia. 

Final Flight is an exciting airship adventure. Captain Hue thought his troubles are over, turns out fate isn't done playing with him yet. This is an adrenalin filled escapade which made me miss Clockwork Dagger even more!

Now I'm not sure, when I first came across Clockwork Dagger I thought it's just a duology, and with these shorties coming out after the last book, I'm hoping that there'll be another book(s) on the way. I don't follow Beth Cato's books news much so if you know what's up, feel free to share it with me.

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  1. Hi! Thanks so much for reading these two short stories! Final Flight is the last planned work (for now) in the world of Clockwork Dagger. I have a new series starting in August with Breath of Earth.

  2. As always, love the way you speak about books, but these 2 stories probably wouldn't end up on my bookcase. (lol) Hope you and your family have a relaxing day tomorrow! Hugs...RO

  3. Happy Mother's Day, B. I hope you're having a great day. ;)

  4. Happy mother's day! I usually prefer shot story bundles as you like said you get more for your money then. Short stories always seem a bit on the pricier side unless part of a bundle. It does sound like these novella's are a nice addition to the series!

  5. I did read the first book but didn'tlike it so I never tried more

  6. Happy belated Mother's Day to you!! <333

  7. Hope you had a great mom's day!

    It would make more sense to compile them all in one volume. It does make it more expensive the other way. :p

  8. Happy belated Mother's Day! I've not read this series but it sounds like something I'd read. I really don't like buying separate novellas, I prefer them in one bundle. Unless I get them from the library, then I have nothing to complain about. LOL

  9. Hmmm. I do enjoy novellas. This sounds like a very good series. :)

  10. Oh the length would bother me I think. Yeah I'd want them in a book too I think.

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