The thrilling adventures of Arabella Ashby continue inArabella and the Battle of Venus, the second book in Hugo-winning author David D. Levine's swashbuckling sci-fi, alternate history series!
Arabella’s wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancÃ© is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain.
To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of theTouchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph FouchÃ©, the Executioner of Lyon.
Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can’t discover a way to stop FouchÃ©, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor’s mandate.
"Excellent, entertaining, humorous" —RT Book Reviews (4 Stars) onArabella of Mars
"Wits and cleverness save the ship and crew more than once in this rousing swashbuckler." —Publishers Weekly,starred review, on Arabella of Mars
“David Levine’s entertaining debut is a delightfully detailed airship adventure, complete with romance, pirates, Martians, automata, and a charming Jules Vernian imagining of the alternate-world science involved in sailing a ship straight through our solar system.” —Tina Connolly, author of the Ironskin Trilogy andSeriously Wicked
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