Flying the Storm

June 3, 2019 - Comment

“It’s only bravery if there’s a chance you’ll lose.” The Gilgamesh: a colossal airborne warship and relic of the Thirty-Year War. Once the glorious flagship of the North Atlantic Union, it has become a hive of renegades and pirates, unchallenged in the skies over Eurasia. Like an angry god, it dominates wherever and whomever it

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“It’s only bravery if there’s a chance you’ll lose.”

The Gilgamesh: a colossal airborne warship and relic of the Thirty-Year War. Once the glorious flagship of the North Atlantic Union, it has become a hive of renegades and pirates, unchallenged in the skies over Eurasia. Like an angry god, it dominates wherever and whomever it chooses.

Now it has chosen the Crimean Peninsula, the most lucrative trade hub on the Black Sea.

In Sevastopol, two Gilgamesh marines are dead, and in seconds the merchant airman Aiden has become a wanted man. It doesn’t matter that it was his pilot, Fredrick, who got them into the fight in the first place – Aiden finished it. Now they must run, taking their aircraft deep into the Caucasus Mountains to evade capture and execution.

Through dogfights, shootouts and cock-ups the pair must make their escape, hounded by bounty hunters and slavers, driven to discover a secret that might – just might – change the balance of power forever…

Flying the Storm is the debut novel from Scottish author C. S. Arnot. To follow the author, go to:

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Comments

Anonymous says:

An entertaining and undemanding adventure This is a futurist adventure story set a number of years after a global conflict that reduced human civilisation to a shadow of its former self. Despite the collapse of commerce the remaining human habitations are reasserting a capitalist approach to civilisation, which was one of the first disappointments I found with the book. It is not exactly a post-apocalyptic tale; the human world teetered near the edge but did not fall into the abyss. Alternative ways of humans living socially are not…

Anonymous says:

A decent novel by a new writer Overall I enjoyed this book, but it wasn’t really what I expected. Starting off as a aircraft sci-fi and described as one, it soon turns into more of a vigilante treasure hunt.If the aircraft was a regular plane Instead, then I wouldn’t even consider this sci-fi really.The characters are ok, didn’t love them, didn’t hate them, could do with some more back story to them to give them a bit more depth as they are a little 2D at times.But overall a decent…

Anonymous says:

Enjoyable though flawed sci-fi adventure. I actually stumbled upon this novel looking through another reviewers review list on Amazon who seemed to rather like it and as it was free I certainly couldn’t pass up at least giving it a chance.Twenty years ago a war between two colossal superpowers ended with neither side coming out the victor, both collapsing under the weight and toll of a thirty year struggle. Countries and alliances no longer exist as we know them leaving individual towns to trade and survive for themselves…

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